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1. 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. 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. 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...

4. 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...

5. 15 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

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....

6. 14 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

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...

7. 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...

8. 28 Apr 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

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

9. 28 Apr 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

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

10. 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!

11. 03 Mar 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

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...

12. 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...

13. 16 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas

Article Review and AnnotationRagovchenko, Yuriy. 2015. Dull, dizzy, or dead: Models of Alcohol Consumption in Undergraduate Teaching. Presented  in Brno NORWAY. 7 December 201. Power Point Presentation.This PowerPoint  presentation has lots of basic data on laws, levels of alcohol, and...

14. 16 Dec 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

We conduct an analysis of a falling ball in liquid to determine its terminal velocity and to ascertain just what radius ball for a given mass density is necessary to attain a designated terminal velocity.

15. 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.

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

Cook, K. L. and M. Witten. 1986. One-dimensional linear and logistic harvesting models. Mathematical Modeling. 7: 301-340.Abstract: Some of the results in the literature on simple one-dimensional, density dependent, discrete and continuous models-with and without harvesting-are reviewed. Both...

19. 13 Nov 2018 | Articles and Publications

Published in 2009, Dr. Kelly Cline, Carroll College, Helena MT USA, discusses his evolving personal strategy for modeling competitions from young student participant to mature faculty coach. Dr. Cline gives many practical hints and "secrets," all based on thoughtful reflection from his...

20. 14 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Karen Bliss

An enriching project developing a model from data with missing temporal information is described. Students fit functions to the data that leads to the creation of a differential equations model, which they then are required to analyze in multiple ways. Different fits, modeling approaches, and...