Chapter 2 introduces Java syntax and EJS elements in the context of simulating the motion of falling particles near the Earth's surface. A simple Euler algorithm for solving first-order differential equations numerically is discussed and this algorithm is shown to produce errors when compared to an analytic solution.
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