Tag Archives: differential equations

Elegant solutions, Column buckling, and the hole through the middle of the Earth

The previous post presented some examples of solution of differential equations using an iterative process, including the simple harmonic motion problem of a ball falling through an evacuated hole through the middle of the Earth.  The final example was concerned … Continue reading

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Using the AlgLib ODE (Runge-Kutta) Solver with Excel

Or to be more correct, the AlgLib Cash-Karp Solver, Cash-Karp being a refinement of the Runge-Kutta method of solving ordinary differential equations. Solution of differential equations is an iterative process requiring the repeated application of the solver routine followed by evaluation of … Continue reading

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