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  1. 1-082-T-MirrorMirror

    21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    This project models the ``Foucault Knife Edge Test,'' an optical test commonly used by amateur astronomers who make their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. The goal of the test is to estimate the shape of the surface of a mirror from optical reflection data. The model results in a...

  2. 1-082-S-MirrorMirror

    21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    This project models the ``Foucault Knife Edge Test,'' an optical test commonly used by amateur astronomers who make their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. The goal of the test is to estimate the shape of the surface of a mirror from optical reflection data. The model results in a...

  3. 1-109-T-EmployeeAttrition

    25 Mar 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    This scenario models the loss of employees and the employer's attempt to retain them through stock options. It most naturally is solved with a first-order linear decay model with two populations. This is intended for introductory students and is paired well with exponential growth/decay...

  4. 5-005-Text-T-StiffDifferentialEquations

    05 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives

    This material introduces the topic of ``stiffness'' for a system of ordinary differential equations (ODE's), through a series of examples.Stiffness is a property that a system of ODE's may possess that make it difficult to solve numerically with standard methods, and it is a...

  5. 5-005-Text-S-StiffDifferentialEquations

    05 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives

    This material introduces the topic of ``stiffness'' for a system of ordinary differential equations (ODE's), through a series of examples.Stiffness is a property that a system of ODE's may possess that make it difficult to solve numerically with standard methods, and it is a...

  6. 1-003-T-Text-IntroNumericalMethods

    10 Jan 2019 | Technique Narratives

    We develop elementary approaches to numerically solving first order differential equations with Euler's Method and Improved Euler's Method. We ask students to develop these geometrically and to compute numeric solutions and compare them to the analytic solutions for a number of different...

  7. 1-003-S-Text-IntroNumericalMethods

    10 Jan 2019 | Technique Narratives

    We ask students to develop two numerical methods for solving first order differential equations  geometrically and to compute numeric solutions and compare them to the analytic solutions for a number of different step sizes. 

  8. 6-024-T-DronePackageDelivery

    18 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    In this scenario, students will begin by carefully reading through the problem statement and uncovering which information is useful. Students will derive a system of first order differential equations which describe the flight path of a drone delivering a package. Techniques used to derive the...

  9. 6-024-S-DronePackageDelivery

    18 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    In this scenario, students will begin by carefully reading through the problem statement and uncovering which information is useful. Students will derive a system of differential equations which describe the flight path of a drone delivering a package. Techniques used to derive the analytical...

  10. 2-001-Text-S-NumericalMethodsComparisons

    18 Aug 2018 | Technique Narratives

    It is not always possible to solve a differential equation analytically.This material makes an effort to teach the basics of numerical methods for first order differential equations by following graphical and numerical approaches. Here we also discuss the order of accuracy of the methods and...

  11. 2-001-Text-T-NumericalMethodsComparisons

    18 Aug 2018 | Technique Narratives

    It is not always possible to solve a differential equation analytically.This material makes an effort to teach the basics of numerical methods for first order differential equations by following graphical and numerical approaches. Here we also discuss the order of accuracy of the methods and...

  12. 9-001-Text-T-SkinBurnModelNumericalMethods

    18 Aug 2018 | Technique Narratives

    The heat equation is an important partial differential equation (PDE) which describes the distribution of heat in a given region over time. Here we learn to solve a heat equation numerically. It is difficult to study the behavior of temperature in problems with interfaces analytically so...

  13. 9-001-Text-S-SkinBurnModelNumericalMethods

    18 Aug 2018 | Technique Narratives

    The heat equation is an important partial differential equation (PDE) which describes the distribution of heat in a given region over time. Here we learn to solve a heat equation numerically. It is difficult to study the behavior of temperature in problems with interfaces analytically so...

  14. 6-070-T-BeerBubbles

    24 Apr 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    The goal of this project is to set up and numerically solve a first-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation (ODE) system of three equations in three unknowns that models beer bubbles that form at the bottom of a glass and rise to the top.  The system solution is then used to verify...

  15. 6-070-T-BeerBubbles

    24 Apr 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

    The goal of this project is to set up and numerically solve a first-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation (ODE) system of three equations in three unknowns that models beer bubbles that form at the bottom of a glass and rise to the top.  The system solution is then used to verify...

  16. The Logistic Differential Equation

    03 Mar 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    The Logistic Differential Equation. Notes. 7 pp.Goals from the notes:• MATH: To analyze the behavior of solutions of an ordinary differential equation geometrically .• MATH: To analyze stability behavior of equilibria of an ordinary differential equation geometricallyand...

  17. 2007-Bellomo EtAl-LectureNotes-MathModelingInAppliedScience

    03 Mar 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Bellomo, Nicola , Elena De Angelis, and Marcello Delitala. 2007.  Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modelling in Applied Sciences, Lecture Notes. 168 pp.From the Opening of the Notes:The Lecture Notes collected in this book refer to a university course delivered at the Politecnico of Torino to...

  18. Mike Karls - Incorporating a Modeling First Approach into a Traditional ODE Course

    18 Jan 2018 | Presentations

    Incorporating a Modeling First Approach into a Traditional ODE Course by Mike Karls. Ball State University.A talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego CA, 9-13...

  19. 2015-DiosEtAl-HowEngineersDealWithMathematicsSolvingDifferentialEquations

    28 Nov 2017 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Dios,  Araceli Queiruga. Ascensión Hernández Encinas, Jesús Martín Vaquero, Ángel Martín del Rey, Juan José Bullón Pérez, and Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez. 2015. How Engineers deal with Mathematics solving...

  20. 2009-Wilson-Differential Equation Models for Forecasting Highway Traffic Flow

    23 Sep 2017 | Potential Scenario Ideas

    Wilson, R. Eddie. 2009. Differential Equation Models for Forecasting Highway Traffic FlowPresentation at Conference on Traffic Modelling. The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. 31 March. 32 slides. This talk builds the mathematical model for traffic flow and addresses the issues of...