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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 15 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

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....

4. 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...

5. 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!

6. 31 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

Differential equations and Laplace transforms are an integral part of control problems in engineering systems. However a clear explanation of the relationship of Laplace transforms with the differential equation formalism is difficult to find for coupled differential equations. Here we describe...

7. 31 Mar 2019 | Technique Narratives | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

Differential equations and Laplace transforms are an integral part of control problems in engineering systems. However a clear explanation of the relationship of Laplace transforms with the differential equation formalism is difficult to find for coupled differential equations. Here we describe...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 09 Dec 2018 | Potential Scenario Ideas | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

Bonin, C.R.B. Et al. 2017. Mathematical modeling based on ordinary differential equations: A promising approach to vaccinology. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapy. 13(2): 484–489.Abtract: New contributions that aim to accelerate the development or to improve the efficacy and safety of...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 18 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

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...

17. 18 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

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 differential equations which describe the flight path of a drone delivering a package. Techniques used to derive the analytical...

18. 09 Sep 2018 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

Invented in 2005, Humans vs. Zombies, or HvZ, is a game of tag, predominantly played at US college campuses. In this activity, students use systems of non-linear differential equations to model the HvZ game. Standard SIR and SIRS models are introduced to guide students as they set up the...

19. 28 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

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.

20. 28 Aug 2018 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel

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.