1° A. J. Clark School of Engineering °Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringbyDr. Ibrahim A. AssakkafSpring 2001ENCE 203 - Computation Methods in Civil Engineering IIDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Maryland, College ParkCHAPTER 8. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS' AssakkafSlide No. 1° A. J. Clark School of Engineering ° Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringENCE 203 ° CHAPTER 8. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONSIntroduction■Differential equations are used extensively in engineering and science to represent physical phenomena of a problem (problems).■A differential equation is any equation containing one or more derivative terms.■An ordinary differential equation is that involves a single independent variable.