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1. 24 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

After introducing the solution to the ordinary differential equation which models a falling object with drag (first-order, non-linear, separable), students will consider generalizing the model to a falling and disintegrating meteorite. The focus is on creative identification of factors. Students...

2. 21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

In this scenario, students will be taken through a traveling wave analysis of a porous medium model. While the starting point is a nonlinear partial differential equation (PDE) model, after a change of variables, students are led quickly to an ordinary differential equation (ODE) model. Students...

3. 15 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

The different possible dynamics of a two-person romantic relationship are modeled -- as a linear two dimensional system of equations -- and analyzed. Students are guided to explore how the mathematical model of one relationship type can be obtained by modifying the mathematical model of another....

4. 18 Jun 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

This is an adaption of Modeling Scenario 1-001-S-MandMDeathAndImmigration  in which death and immigration of m&m's is replaced by check outs and arrivals in a hotel and makes specific use of MatLab coding.

5. 31 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives

Differential equations and Laplace transforms are an integral part of control problems in engineering systems. However a clear explanation of the relationship of Laplace transforms with the differential equation formalism is difficult to find for coupled differential equations. Here we describe...

6. 31 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives

Differential equations and Laplace transforms are an integral part of control problems in engineering systems. However a clear explanation of the relationship of Laplace transforms with the differential equation formalism is difficult to find for coupled differential equations. Here we describe...

7. 27 Mar 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

By applying Newton's second law, and making a collection of reasonable assumptions, students will derive a system of differential equations that model the path of a rigid particle as it gouges material from a more ductile surface. Examination of the solution will yield a formula for the...

8. 17 Feb 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

Students will walk through a detailed derivation and review of basic population models (exponential and logistic) to create and understand variations of those models while learning some basic MATLAB functions for working with differential equations.  They will also work with other utilities...

9. 15 Dec 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We consider a column of water with three holes or spigots through which water can exit and ask students to model the height of the column of water over time.

10. 09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

Witt-Hansen, Ole. 2008. Examples of the Differential equations of Physics. www.olewitthansen.dk. Contents1. The dependence of pressure with altitude.............................................................................. 12. Radioaktive chains of decay...

11. 09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

Phoebus, Ronald and Cole Reilly. 2004, Differential Equations and the Parachute Problem. Presentation 10 May 2004.  https://mse.redwoods.edu/darnold/math55/DEproj/sp04/coleron/presentation.pdf .Abstract: The parachute problem is a classical first semester differential equations problem...

12. 09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

Murthy, D. N. P. and E. Y. Rodin. 1987. A comparative evaluation of books on mathematical modeling. Mathematical Modeling. 9(1): 17-28.Abstract: In this paper we present a comparative evaluation of books on mathematical modelling that have appeared in the last 1.5 years.While dated this gives...

13. 17 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We offer several strategies for estimating parameters in models of epidemics, one using a Michaelis-Menten saturation infected rate.

14. 17 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We offer several strategies for estimating parameters in models of epidemics, one using a Michaelis-Menten saturation infected rate.

15. 28 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We offer a model of the spread of flu in a school dormitory and are asked to find when the flu levels reach their peak and explain long term behavior of the spread of the flu.

16. 28 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We offer a model of the spread of flu in a school dormitory and are asked to find when the flu levels reach their peak and explain long term behavior of the spread of the flu.

17. 28 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We offer a model of the spread of flu in a school dormitory and are asked to find when the flu levels reach their peak and explain long term behavior of the spread of the flu.

18. 28 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We offer a model of the spread of flu in a school dormitory and are asked to find when the flu levels reach their peak and explain long term behavior of the spread of the flu.

19. 27 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

In this project students learn to derive the probability density function (pdf) of the Poisson distribution and the cumulative distribution (cdf) of the waiting time. They will use them to solve problems in stochastic processes.

20. 27 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

In this project students learn to derive the probability density function (pdf) of the Poisson distribution and the cumulative distribution (cdf) of the waiting time. They will use them to solve problems in stochastic processes.