Three Methods to Solve a Differential Equation With Boundary Conditions

Rhett Allain
11 min readNov 20, 2021
Photo: Rhett Allain. Some random differential equation

Why do you have a differential equation? It happens quite a bit in physics — so let’s just get to it. Suppose I have a differential equation that looks like this:

Let’s also say that we have the following boundary conditions on the function f:

--

--

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.