
Remote Teaching Module  Car Suspensions
28 Jul 2020  General Resources  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
In this modeling activity, students examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel, and compare effects of different masses, spring constants, damping coefficients, and the angle at which the assembly is installed....

Remote Teaching Module  Car Suspensions
28 Jul 2020  General Resources  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
In this modeling activity, students examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel, and compare effects of different masses, spring constants, damping coefficients, and the angle at which the assembly is installed....

3105SFrequencyResponse
22 Jul 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We describe the frequency response to a second order differential equation with a driving function as the maximum steady state solution amplitude and perform some analyses in this regard.

3034TCarSuspensions
14 Jul 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
In this modeling activity, students examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel, and compare effects of different masses, spring constants, damping coefficients, and the angle at which the assembly is...

3034TCarSuspensions
14 Jul 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
In this modeling activity, students examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel, and compare effects of different masses, spring constants, damping coefficients, and the angle at which the assembly is...

3034SCarSuspensions
14 Jul 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension, how the ride is related to parameter values, and the effect of changing the angle of installation. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel.

3027SBobbingDropping
10 Jul 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We present two exercises from a differential equations text in which we ask students to model (1) falling object experiencing terminal velocity and (2) bobbing block of wood in liquid. We model the motion using Newton's Second Law of Motion and Archimedes' Principle.

3027SBobbingDropping
10 Jul 2020  Modeling Scenarios
We present two exercises from a differential equations text in which we ask students to model (1) falling object experiencing terminal velocity and (2) bobbing block of wood in liquid. We model the motion using Newton's Second Law of Motion and Archimedes' Principle.

Remote Teaching Module  Spring Design to Meet Specs at Minimum Costs
16 Jun 2020  General Resources  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We place here all the materials in support of the SIMIODE Remote Teaching Module  Spring Design to Meet Specs at Minimum Costs. This Module is about second order, linear, ordinary differential equations.The class lesson starts with building a model of a springmass using...

1088SRoomTemperature
15 Jun 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
Students will analyze temperature variations in a room using Newton's Cooling Law. In this model, the only influence on the indoor temperature is the (oscillating) outdoor temperature (as we assume the heating/cooling system is broken). The main goal of this project is for students to set up...

Remote Teaching Module  Modeling the Spread of Oil Slick
10 Jun 2020  General Resources  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We place here and in the Supporting Docs all the materials in support of the SIMIODE Remote Teaching Module  Modeling the Spread of Oil Slick.This module contains1) (Below and separate file in Supporting Docs) A brief Teaching Guide with an overview of the content and...

Remote Teaching Module  Modeling a Falling Column of Water
07 Jun 2020  General Resources
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1128SRocketFlight
04 Jun 2020  Modeling Scenarios
We offer an opportunity to build a mathematical model using Newton's Second Law of Motion and a Free Body Diagram to analyze the forces acting on the rocket of changing mass in its upward flight under power and then without power followed by its fall to earth.

3026SSpringInverseProblem
29 May 2020  Modeling Scenarios
We are given data on the position of a mass in an oscillating spring mass system and we seek to discover approaches to estimating an unknown parameter.

3031SSpringCost
28 May 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
This is a situation where we are charged with analyzing costs for a spring to meet certain specifications.

5010SDNADegradation
21 Apr 2020  Modeling Scenarios  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
We ask students to use the system of first order linear differential equations given in a source paper and estimates of the data from laboratory procedures from a plot to estimate the parameters and complete the modeling process. Then we seek to compare the results of the final model with...

2006ChaachouaSaglamModelingByDifferentialEquations
04 Apr 2020  Potential Scenario Ideas
2006ChaachouaSaglamModelingByDifferentialEquationsChaachoua, Hamid and Ayse Saglam. 2006. Modelling by differential equations. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA. 25(1): 15–22.Abstract: This paper aims to show the close relation...

2009NoakeSleighAirflowInfectionHospitalWards
29 Mar 2020  Potential Scenario Ideas  Contributor(s): Karen Bliss
2009NoakeSleighAirflowInfectionHospitalWardsNoakes, Catherine J. and P. Andrew Sleigh. 2009. Mathematical models for assessing the role of airflow on the risk of airborne infection in hospital wards. J. R. Soc. Interface. 6: S791S800.Abstract: Understanding the risk of...

2003BohrenFallingBodies  DimensionalAnalysis
13 Mar 2020  Potential Scenario Ideas
2003BohrenFallingBodies  DimensionalAnalysisBohren, Craig F. 2003. Dimensional analysis, falling bodies, and the fine art of not solving differential equations. Am. J. Physics. 72(4): 534537.Abstract: Dimensional analysis is a simple, physically transparent and intuitive...

9020SHeatDiffusion
14 Oct 2019  Modeling Scenarios
This project guides students through experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques for understanding the heat (diffusion) equation with nonhomogeneous boundary conditions. In particular, students collect data and model a physical scenario in which heat energy diffuses through a long, thin...