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  1. 1-019-S-RocksInTheHead

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

     We describe an experiment and offer data from a previously conducted experiment on the perception of the individual mass of a collection of rocks in comparison to a 100 g brass mass. We lead students to use the logistic differential equation as a reasonable model, estimate the parameters,...

  2. 1-107-S-ClothDry

    27 Apr 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We build a mathematical model for the rate at which drying takes place in a cloth wet with water while hanging in air. A model can be based on underlying physical principles. Such a model is called an analytic model. Or your model could be based on observations and reasoned terms in your...

  3. 1-128-S-RocketFlight

    04 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer an opportunity to build a mathematical model using Newton's Second Law of Motion and a Free Body Diagram to analyze the forces acting on the rocket of changing mass in its upward flight under power and then without power followed by its fall to earth.

  4. 3-026-S-SpringInverseProblem

    29 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We are given data on the position of a mass in an oscillating spring mass system and we seek to discover approaches to estimating an unknown parameter.

  5. 3-060-S-DataToDifferentialEquation

    24 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Sullivan, Kelly Cline

    Students use their knowledge of second-order linear differential equations in conjunction with physical intuition of spring-mass systems to estimate the damping coefficient and spring constant from data. The data is presented as {%5Cit total distance traveled} instead of displacement so the...

  6. 3-101-S-SpringMassFirstTry

    22 Jul 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Keith Alan Landry, Brian Winkel

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