Alexander Shveyd is physics major and a senior at the University of California, Riverside. As a burgeoning physicist he enjoys investigating topics in applied mathematics because he believes advances in this field could result in theoretical developments for the physical sciences. The subject of differential equations is of particular interest to him. The research for the following paper came about while working on a classical mechanics problem dealing with moments of inertia using techniques he studied in a class on ordinary differential equations. After graduation in 2005, Alexander plans to continue on to graduate school where he hopes to conduct both theoretical and experimental research in the field of solid state physics.

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