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So, I'm a programmer with a deep interest in simulations and mechanics and I'm currently trying to delve into a bit of fluid simulation.

To set the scene, I'm completely new to this field and my searches so far have yielded such things as 'Stokes-Navier equations' which no doubt sound familiar to some of you, but flew straight over my head.

Reading a bit and realising I had no idea what PDEs, or even DEs for that matter, were, I backtracked to the point where I got to MIT OCW Lec1 - Differential Equations.

However, I'm still dumbstruck as to what differential equations are, what they do, and how to solve them.

I'd appreciate any advice on where I could start learning about these things to get a solid understanding.

Cheers,

Hamzah

(also, if you're worried about me being 'new to the scene', don't worry, I've had plenty of experience in basic Newtonian mechanics (ballistics, celestial sims etc.) so this shouldn't be a problem)

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# Where does one start with differential equations?

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