We examine two differential equations, (1) first order exponential growth or decay and (2) second order, linear, constant coefficient differential equations, and show the advantage of learning differential equations in a modeling context for informed conjectures of their solution. We follow with a discussion of the complete analysis afforded by this approach, including parameter estimation.
This is the preprint version of the published article: Winkel, B. J. 2015. Informed Conjecturing of Solutions for Differential Equations in a Modeling Context. PRIMUS. 25(2): 158-169.
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