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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. 24 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

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...

6. 21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios

In this scenario, students will be taken through a traveling wave analysis of a porous medium model. While the starting point is a nonlinear partial differential equation (PDE) model, after a change of variables, students are led quickly to an ordinary differential equation (ODE) model. Students...

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. 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!

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 22 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

20. 22 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios

Students construct and analyze the celebrated Solow-Swan 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...