Overview of differential equations | Chapter 1

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Need to brush up on calculus? https://youtu.be/WUvTyaaNkzM

Error correction: At 6:27, the upper equation should have g/L instead of L/g.

Steven Strogatz NYT article on the math of love:
https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/guest-column-loves-me-loves-me-not-do-the-math/

Interactive visualization of the example from this video, by Ilya Perederiy:
https://www.expunctis.com/2019/04/04/vtvt-another-demo.html

If you’re looking for books on this topic, I’d recommend the one by Vladimir Arnold, “Ordinary Differential Equations”

Also, more Strogatz fun, you may enjoy his text “Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos”

Curious about why it’s called a “phase space”? You might enjoy this article:
https://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Phys404/Anlage_Spring10/The%20TangledTaleofPhaseSpace.pdf

From a response on /r/3blue1brown, here are some interactives based on examples shown in the video:
https://observablehq.com/@tophtucker/tales-from-the-romeo-and-juliet-phase-space
https://observablehq.com/@mbostock/predator-and-prey


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