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Educación matemática

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ORTIGOZA CAPETILLO, Gerardo Mario. Maxima and ordinary differential equations. Educ. mat [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.2, pp.143-167. ISSN 1665-5826.

In this work we present solutions of ordinary differencial equations by using the open source package Maxima. The basic commands of solutions of this package are explained by a set of selected examples taken from trraditional courses in ordinary differential equations. Here, some of the strengths and the weakenesses of Maxima as a teaching tool in an ode's course exposed. We hope that this work can be used by the reader as a practical introduction to initiate the study of odes by using Maxima, and in this way to obtener a benefit of the use of this open source computational package.

Keywords : open source packages; teaching; ordinary differential equations; Maxima.

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