**Learning objectives**

- Gain intuitive understanding of numerical methods to solve ODEs
- Euler, Heun, Runge-Kutta 4th order

- Implement simple methods on spreadsheets
- Compare exact solutions with numerical solutions in simple cases

**In class**

- Solve differential equations by simple numerical methods using a spreadsheet
- Improved methods

**On your own**

- Investigate numerical methods further online. For example, to gain some intuition, try this link.