Back in college I had a really math intensive program taking 18 units of calculus and 25 units of computational physics. All courses those courses required solving differential equatios as well as programming them into computer software. Honestly I can’t remember how I got through those courses because now I’ve already forgotten solving 2-variable differential equations.

Calc5 has refreshed my memory or has given me a solid excuse to say that I can still solve differential equations. Calc5 is a web based calculator capable of solving differential equations as well as graphing in 2d and 3d. Well, it’s not as powerful as MathCAD or Statistica but it sure is an easily-available-web-based-differential-equation-problem solver.

Now, I’m not so sure how it’s going to help me on the web but I guess for math and physics junkies, it beats solving stuff on paper. The interface is simple, equations are entered via the keyboard so grouping of arguments are vital.

All in all, Calc5 is a web2.0 application in themath niche and it may be sueful to rusty farts like me but not really to the serious mathematician who could still opt for the Texas Instruments graphing calculator or MathCAD.