Topic 14.3: 4th-Order Runge Kutta's Method

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The 4th-order Runge Kutta method for solving IVPs is to Heun's method as Simpson's rule is to the trapezoidal rule. It samples the slope at intermediate points as well as the end points to find a good average of the slope across the interval.


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A Demonstration of the 4th-order Runge Kutta Method

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