Electronic Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
Chicago, Illinois, October 30-November 2, 2003
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Maple versus a Variable Mass Spring Equation
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Differential equations arising from a variable mass spring are considered with Maple's assistance. The solutions provide an introduction to Bessel functions and a reiteration of linear differential equation theory, as well as a nice application of technology. The problems are suitable for technology assisted classroom projects.
Keyword(s): Maple, differential equations