Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Applied Research in Education
Solutions of fifth order linear differential equations with constant coefficients using GeoGebra
Jorge Olivares Funes, Maria Rojas Medar, Jose Rojo Lobos
For the academics who take classes in engineering courses, especially in the differential equations course at the University of Antofagasta, we find it very familiar to find serious difficulties in students when interpreting, analyzing and solving a differential equation, thus showing little use of mathematical language. Fifth-order differential equations, topics that appear in the learning guide and the curriculum, are vitally important for solving problems in real context. Then you have to involve the student to apply mathematical methods in the visualization of the solutions through the educational software GeoGebra. The importance of this proposal is to show and share, for online use or free download, the different didactic applets of homogeneous linear differential equations of fifth order of constant coefficients, developed for students. This article is a continuation and extension of “Animations and interactive creations in linear differential equations of the first order: the case of Geogebra”. Journal of Physics Conference Series 1141: 012126.
keywords: applets; differential equation; GeoGebra; interactive.