
2005TextTLinearizeItAll
09 Dec 2019  Technique Narratives
Linear approximations are often used to simplify nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) for ease in analysis. The resulting linear approximation produces an ODE where closed form solutions may be obtained. A simple model using Torricelli's Law will compare the exact solution to the...

2005TextSLinearizeItAll
09 Dec 2019  Technique Narratives
Linear approximations are often used to simplify nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) for ease in analysis. The resulting linear approximation produces an ODE where closed form solutions may be obtained. A simple model using Torricelli's Law will compare the exact solution to...

5002TPhasePortraitForRelationshipDynamics
15 Aug 2019  Modeling Scenarios
The different possible dynamics of a twoperson 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....

1001cSPopulationDecayThenSome
18 Jun 2019  Modeling Scenarios
This is an adaption of Modeling Scenario 1001SMandMDeathAndImmigration 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.

7011TextTCoupledSystemLaplace
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...

7011TextSCoupledSystemLaplace
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...

5090TSolidParticleErosion
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...

1143SPopulationModelVariationsMATLAB
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...

1063TThreeHoleColumn
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.

1063SThreeHoleColumn
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.

2008WillHansenExamplesOfODEsInPhysics
09 Dec 2018  Potential Scenario Ideas
WittHansen, Ole. 2008. Examples of the Differential equations of Physics. www.olewitthansen.dk. Contents1. The dependence of pressure with altitude.............................................................................. 12. Radioaktive chains of decay...

2004PhoebusReilyTheParachuteProblem
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...

1987RodinMurthyComparativeEvalOfMathModelingBooks
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): 1728.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...

6019TEnablingEpidemicExploration
17 Sep 2018  Modeling Scenarios
We offer several strategies for estimating parameters in models of epidemics, one using a MichaelisMenten saturation infected rate.

6019SEnablingEpidemicExploration
17 Sep 2018  Modeling Scenarios
We offer several strategies for estimating parameters in models of epidemics, one using a MichaelisMenten saturation infected rate.

6003TSchoolFluEpidemic
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.

6003SSchoolFluEpidemic
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.

1108SPoissonProcess
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.

1108TPoissonProcess
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.

1118TSolowEconomicGrowth
22 Aug 2018  Modeling Scenarios
Students construct and analyze the celebrated SolowSwan model of economic growth theory. The project is divided into three sequential parts to teach students to understand, develop, and analyze a simple nonlinear model of economic dynamics, including elements of static optimization. Part one is...