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Definition of Differential equation

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equation that expresses the connection between a variable and its derivative and whose solution is a function (Mathematics)
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differential equation
n : an equation containing differentials of a function

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1. an equation containing differentials of a function
(hypernym) equation
(hyponym) Maxwell's equations
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A mathematical relationship to model a continuous function, expressed in terms of derivatives; Initial conditions are usually given or implied. In avionics, differential equations are commonly used by systems engineers to model avionics systems. The systems engineer usually converts differential equations to difference equations for specification and implementation in software. In avionics, a differential equation usually models continuous-time phenomenon in terms of time derivatives; Compare: continuous-time equation, difference equation, discrete-time equation, Laplace transform, state-space model, Z transform; See Also: first-order filter, integrator, second-order filter
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A differential equation is a mathematical equation that relates some function with its derivatives. In applications, the functions usually represent physical quantities, the derivatives represent their rates of change, and the equation defines a relationship between the two. Because such relations are extremely common, differential equations play a prominent role in many disciplines including engineering, physics, economics, and biology.

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The mathematical formulation corresponding to a continuous model; an equation involving derivatives