
1019SRocksInTheHead
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,...

1107SClothDry
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...

1128SRocketFlight
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.

3026SSpringInverseProblem
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.

3060SDataToDifferentialEquation
24 Dec 2015   Contributor(s):: Eric Sullivan, Kelly Cline
Students use their knowledge of secondorder linear differential equations in conjunction with physical intuition of springmass 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...

3101SSpringMassFirstTry
22 Jul 2016   Contributor(s):: Keith Alan Landry, Brian Winkel