Numerical methods of ODEs

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

On your own

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