In STEP and other advanced mathematics examinations, two main methods are used to solve first order differential equations: separation of variables and the method of integrating factors. This article reviews how the two work.
Many modelling situations force us to deal with second order differential equations. In STEP and other advanced mathematics examinations a particular set of second order differential equations arise, and this article covers how to solve them.
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