
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...

1082TMirrorMirror
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...

1082SMirrorMirror
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...

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!

5005TextTStiffDifferentialEquations
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...

5005TextSStiffDifferentialEquations
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...

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...

1003TTextIntroNumericalMethods
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...

1003STextIntroNumericalMethods
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.

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.

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...

6024TDronePackageDelivery
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...