Rhett Allain

Nov 20, 2021

11 min read

Three Methods to Solve a Differential Equation With Boundary Conditions

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: