I'm new to this forum, mechanical engineering and to matlab as well and this will be my first true academic work at university. I'm only at the 1st semester of my course and really need some help.
So, here's the problem: I need to find a suitable engineering problem; Apply the Euler's method in it to solve it; Code the program to solve this problem in Matlab, Octave or Scilab; And explain it.
And, here's my real difficulty: I searched a lot and didn't really understood how this method Works and where could i apply it. And i don't have a really great base in math to do it. But im trying really hard and i want to learn it.
So, can someone give me an example of a real engineering problem solved with the Euler's method and explain it? It does not need to be much complex. A simple example and problem will be sufficient. And some idea for the code, if is not asking for much.
Searched a lot around the web. Tried books, but most of them had very difficult languages to understand or had no examples.
I'm kind slow for getting to understand these things. But anyways, thanks for your time and i'll be very grateful for anyone who can help me. (I reposted this here because i think this question belongs in the math fórum.. if not sorry!)