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Lecture# Solving Differential Equations

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This lecture covers the process of solving differential equations using various methods such as finding particular solutions and understanding the characteristics of the solutions. The instructor, Quentin Berling, explains the concepts step by step, including the use of exponential functions and trigonometric functions.

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