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Differential Equations[edit]

Hi! I noticed your recent contribution of Introduction to 2nd order differential equations. Something to consider. We have many pages that begin with "Introduction to ...". While it seems like a great idea to start with, the reality is that it makes the content much more difficult to find. A search for "Introduction to" is unlikely to find it, and a search for "differential equations" doesn't see it, either. Please consider moving 2nd Order Differential Equations to a subpage under Differential Equations. Feel free to improve the main page and some of the other resources there as well. Let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with the move. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:50, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Dave, thanks for the message. My specific lecture notes will be for the Mathematical Methods in Physics page, which was abandoned a while ago. To avoid confusion, I may add a reference back to the main page. As you can see, the first lecture of the first chapter corresponds to my lecture notes. These notes are meant to be tailor made to the needs of students of the physical sciences, which is why it may seem I'm reinventing the wheel so to speak, but more physically relevant material not suitable for the general diff eq course will be added soon. Nevertheless you raise a valid concern as far as searches are concerned, so I will see what I could do about that, and I may ask for assistance with that in the future. If despite my explanation you still feel my notes would be more at home in the general diff eq course, I'd be delighted to move. Thanks for the heads up! Penskins (discusscontribs) 11:12, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
I've moved the page under Mathematical Methods in Physics, since that's the only incoming link. The content there will be more effective as subpages, and less likely to be altered / vandalized. We can use categories to help mathematics users find it if they are interested. Thanks for adding your notes here! Good quality open-source content is an important resource for those who can't afford proprietary works. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:11, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the move, I think it'll definitely be better this way! Feel more than free to let me know if anything else can be done to make this a better resource. Penskins (discusscontribs) 15:22, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

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