Last Updated 3/3/06

A Visualization of an Exponential Function
This simulation demonstrates the behavior of a first order system using a tangible analogy. The number of balls remaining on the table generates an exponential curve. The balls follow random Bézier paths.

First order systems have many applications including heat transfer, radioactive decay, fluids, and pharmacokinetic models. This is an application of computational similitude. If you are using this in your school,