# Math 383 Lab Fall 2022: First Course in Differential Equations Laboratory

Welcome to Math 383 Lab! As you will learn throughout the semester, differential equations are some of the most powerful tools to understand how the world around us evolves and changes. These modeling equations arise throughout the physical, biological, and social sciences, and to use them we will need to be able to solve them! Unfortunately, this is more often then not impossible with just pen and paper and will require the assistance of a computer, which unlike ourselves, can perform billions of mathematical calculations per second. This introductory course presents the computational framework for differential equations, reinforced by numerous applications to problems like projectile motion, heat dissipation and predicting COVID growth. My goal is to help you understand how to use differential equations so that if you encounter them in your life you will both be able to understand and use them with confidence.