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  1. 9-020-T-HeatDiffusion

    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...

  2. 9-020-S-HeatDiffusion

    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...

  3. 1-092-T-DashItAll

    01 Sep 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    This project uses very basic physics, Newton's Second Law of Motion, to model the motion of a sprinter running down a track. The model is driven by data from the world record race of Usain Bolt in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. In particular, we derive the classic Hill-Keller model for a...

  4. 1-092-S-DashItAll

    01 Sep 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    This project uses very basic physics, Newton's Second Law of Motion, to model the motion of a sprinter running down a track. The model is driven by data from the world record race of Usain Bolt in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. In particular, we derive the classic Hill-Keller model for a...

  5. 1-084-T-GoingViral

    31 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    Students employ randomization in order to create a simulation of the spread of a viral disease in a population (the classroom).  Students then use qualitative analysis of the expected behavior of the virus to devise a logistic differential equation.  Finally, students solve the...

  6. 1-084-S-GoingViral

    31 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    Students employ randomization in order to create a simulation of the spread of a viral disease in a population (the classroom).  Students then use qualitative analysis of the expected behavior of the virus to devise a logistic differential equation.  Finally, students solve the...

  7. 1-083-T-FallingMeteorites

    24 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    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...

  8. 1-082-T-MirrorMirror

    21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    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...

  9. Ice Coverage in the Arctic Climate over time

    17 Aug 2019 | Articles and Publications | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    In this paper, entitled Ice Coverage in the Arctic Climate, from two students, Angie Dimopulos and Kelcey Heaney, and their professor, Dr. Wisam Bukaita, ice coverage in the Arctic is modeled over time. We present their abstract here and include the paper itself.ABSTRACT The Arctic plays a...

  10. 1-068-T-WaterBottleCooling

    14 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    This modeling scenario involves Newton's Law of Cooling and should be appropriate in the first week or even the first day of an introductory differential equations course. The scenario uses an Inquiry Based Learning approach to walk the students through the creation and understanding of a...

  11. 1-076-T-ClimateBifurcation

    08 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

    In this paper we present (for educational purposes) simple zero and one dimensional models for the mean temperature of the Earth. These models can exhibit bifurcations from the present Earth climate to an ice age or a ``Venus type of climate.'' The models are accompanied by Matlab...

  12. 1-001d-T-HotelPopulationDecay

    03 Jul 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    We offer students an opportunity to create a simulation model a hotel population with clients checking in and checking out according to two different disciplines as well as a number of different starting populations in the hotel.

  13. 1-107-T-ClothDry

    27 Apr 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    We build a mathematical model for the rate at which drying takes place in a cloth wet with water while hanging in air. A model can be based on underlying physical principles. Such a model is called an analytic model. Or your model could be based on observations and reasoned terms in your...

  14. SCUDEM and COMAP MCM/ICM Talk at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    22 Apr 2019 | Competitions-SCUDEM

    Elizabeth Carlson, holder of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln NE USA, gave a talk in the spring 2018 to the mathematics club at her school on Math Modeling Competitions. Enjoy!

  15. 5-005-Text-T-StiffDifferentialEquations

    05 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    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...

  16. 5-005-Text-S-StiffDifferentialEquations

    05 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    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...

  17. 1-125-T-DiceyPopulations

    04 Mar 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    We offer students an opportunity to generate unique data for their team on a death and immigration model using 12 and 20 sided dice and then pass on the data to another student team for analysis with a model they built. The key is to recover the parameters and try to explain how the simulation...

  18. 1-077-T-RLMSimSeriesCircuit

    03 Mar 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    In this validation-oriented setup, the first order linear ordinary differential equation governing a small signal RL series AC circuit is solved analytically and the results are compared with the data acquired from analyzing the numerical model (using Multisim) of the circuit. This is compared...

  19. 1-042-Kool-Aid Modeling Video

    24 Feb 2019 | General Resources | Contributor(s): Jessica Libertini

    This is a video which can be used with students after they have worked on the Modeling Scenario 1-042-KoolAid. Dina Yagodich, Frederick Community College, Frederick MD USA produced the video in support of her students who thoroughly enjoyed doing this Modeling Scenario.This video is only...

  20. AMS Special Session on Using Modeling to Motivate the Study of Differential Equations - JMM 2019, Baltimore MD USA

    20 Jan 2019 | Presentations

    We offer the presentation for  AMS Special Session on Using Modeling to Motivate the Study of Differential Equations, I  in Room 336, BCC, 19 January 2019, 8:00 AM -11:50 AM held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2019, Baltimore MD USAAs we assemble them the presentations are...