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Using Differential Equations to Describe Conic Sections

by Ranjith Munasinghe (West Virginia University Institute of Technology)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2002

Subject classification(s): Differential & Difference Equations
Applicable Course(s): 3.6 Differential Equations

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Ordinary Differential Equations | Modeling, ODE
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