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  1. 3-043-S-BallisticModeling-SpongeDart

    20 Nov 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jean Marie Linhart, Peter Howard

    The goal of this project is for students to develop, analyze, and compare three different models for the flight of a sponge dart moving under the influences of gravity and air resistance. The first two models are based respectively on the common simplifying assumptions of no air resistance and...

  2. 1-015-Text-S-DimensionlessVariables

    25 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan

    This material introduces the idea of ``rescaling'' for ordinary differential equations (ODE's) by the introduction of dimensionless variables. In practice this is an extremely common and useful prelude to the analysis and solution of ODE's, and yet is not often taught in an...