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. >> Familiarity with the following topics is especially desirable: + From basic differential equations: separable differential equations and separa-tion of variables; and solving linear, constant-coefﬁcient differential equations using characteristic equations. >> >> If you look the equations you will see that every equation in the differential form has a ∇ → operator (Which is a diferential operator), while the integral form does not have any spatial diferential operator, but it's integrating the terms of the equations. endobj << << The distinction between a differential equation and a difference equation obtained from approximating a differential equation is that the differential equation involves dt, which is an infinitesimally small increment of time, and a difference equation approximation to a differential equation involves a small, but non-infinitesimal, value of Δt. /Widths[277.8 500 833.3 500 833.3 777.8 277.8 388.9 388.9 500 777.8 277.8 333.3 277.8 /FontDescriptor 35 0 R >> 21 0 obj /Rect[157.1 458.94 333.38 470.64] /Type/Annot >> endobj In this video by Greg at http://www.highermathhelp.com: You will see a differential equation and an algebraic equation solved side by side. 64 0 obj 761.6 272 489.6] /Type/Annot >> /Type/Font /C[0 1 1] In addition to this distinction they can be further distinguished by their order. 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