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- Modify the flashlight app to be a version of the “hotter/colder” game. Provide an interface for player A to pick a target pixel. Player B then seeks out the target pixel based on the color of the spot, which turns blue (or red) as it is moved farther from (or closer to) the target.
- Find another 1DoF system of interest and modify the stability app to study the nature of its equilibrium.
- The explicit Euler method is perhaps the simplest and least reliable method for numerical solution of ODEs. Enhance the stability app by implementing a more sophisticated ODE solver. A Runge-Kutta method would be a good next step into a major field.
- The van der Pol limit cycle turns out to be nearly circular for param = 0.1. Modify the stability app so the shading depends on the difference between the final distance and a new parameter rad. Implement interactive control of rad, and run the modified app to identify the size of the limit cycle.