**Math 373 Runge-Kutta**

The Runge-Kutta Method was developed by two German men Carl Runge (1856-1927), and Martin Kutta (1867- 1944) in 1901. Carl Runge developed numerical methods for solving the differential equations that arose in his study of atomic spectra. These numerical methods are still used today. He used so much mathematics in his research that physicists thought he was a mathematician, and he did so much physics that mathematicians thought he was a physicist. Today his name is associated with the Runge-Kutta methods to numerically solve differential equations. Kutta, another German applied mathematician, is also remembered for his contribution to the differential equations-based Kutta-Joukowski theory of airfoil lift in aerodynamics.

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www.geometry.net

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Kelsa Christopher, MATH 373 Student

2/04/04