Want to solve differential equations? Think about how you ride your bike

  • I always know if I am going to fall to the left or right
  • I also know how to adjust my speed, shift my weight and turning the handle to counter the fall
  • water will flow through the pipe at a speed (Q, the flow), just like having a smooth bike ride
  • as water moves through the pipes, you’ll have less water (H, head) on the upstream end, and more water on the downstream end (H, head), essentially, you are off balance, the speed of the water needs to change so that everything is still in balance.

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