
9020THeatDiffusion
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...

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...

1084TGoingViral
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...

1084SGoingViral
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...

1083TFallingMeteorites
24 Aug 2019  Modeling Scenarios
After introducing the solution to the ordinary differential equation which models a falling object with drag (firstorder, nonlinear, separable), students will consider generalizing the model to a falling and disintegrating meteorite. The focus is on creative identification of factors. Students...

9010TTravelingWaves
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...

1076TClimateBifurcation
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...

SCUDEM and COMAP MCM/ICM Talk at University of Nebraska  Lincoln
22 Apr 2019  CompetitionsSCUDEM
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!

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...

2015YrogovchenkoModelingAlcoholConsumption  PowerPoint
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...

3009TBallDropInWater
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.

1063TThreeHoleColumn
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.

1063TThreeHoleColumn
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.

2004PhoebusReilyTheParachuteProblem
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...

1987RodinMurthyComparativeEvalOfMathModelingBooks
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): 1728.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...

Secrets of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling
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...

6003TSchoolFluEpidemic
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.

6003SSchoolFluEpidemic
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.

1118SSolowEconomicGrowth
22 Aug 2018  Modeling Scenarios

1118TSolowEconomicGrowth
22 Aug 2018  Modeling Scenarios
Students construct and analyze the celebrated SolowSwan 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...