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Topic: Solution to differential equation problem without e in the base?
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Timmy N

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Re: Solution to differential equation problem without e in the base?
Posted: May 24, 2013 3:36 PM
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If y'=0.008y then an increase of 0.8% per year is only an approximation. Natural phenomena such as population growths have instantaneous rates of change proportional to the population. It's the way nature is. Natural growth is completely different to the growth described by y=3.6*1.008^x and we can see a much larger difference as more time passes. Try and see what happens in 10 000 years

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