The paper gives three examples of numeric modeling with spreadsheets in secondary school (age 15+) physics and biology − free fall in the air, animal population, and damped oscillation. The aim is to introduce the reader to numeric modeling. The simplest numeric methods are used − Euler’s, and the finite difference method. The models enable student to experiment with the inputs and investigate the behavior of the systems.
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Spreadsheet Numerical Modeling in Secondary School Physics and Biology,
Spreadsheets in Education (eJSiE):
3, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ejsie/vol2/iss3/3