## Computer modeling: from sports to spaceflight-- from order to chaos |

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### Contents

Some Fundamental Concepts in the Solution of Differential Equations | 11 |

Springs | 13 |

One Approach to Solving a System of Ordinary Differential Equations | 19 |

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