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The types of ODEs that have symbolic solutions are actually in
the minority. However they are used in many applications, often
because we * can* solve them. Unfortunately these solutions
do not always provide useful insights in their symbolic (i.e,
equation) form. We can use MATLAB to plot graphical representations
of first order ODE solutions. We will concentrate on plotting and
comparing slopefields, symbolic solutions, and numerical
solutions (via MATLAB's ODE45 solver).

**Subsections**

*Michael Renardy*

*2000-05-12*