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written by Wolfgang Christian
The ODE Solver Properties Package explores the error when solving the simple harmonic oscillator differential equation using different numerical algorithms.  The numerical and analytical solutions are compared and the global error are plotted and tabulated.

The ODE Solver Properties Package was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the math_ode_SolverProperties.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Computational Physics
Mathematical Tools
- Differential Equations
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Simple Harmonic Motion
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
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Runge Kutta algorithms, finite difference methods
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ODE Solver Properties Package:

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