
1092SDashItAll
01 Sep 2019   Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan
This project uses very basic physics, Newton's Second Law of Motion, to model the motion of a sprinter running down a track. The model is driven by data from the world record race of Usain Bolt in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. In particular, we derive the classic HillKeller model for a...

3150SItsABlastFurnace
13 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan
This project uses the steadystate heat equation to model the temperature distribution in an industrial furnace used for metal production, for example, a blast furnace.The heat flow is assumed to be steadystate, so that only an elementary ordinary differential equation (ODE) is needed, and...

2014EnderlingChaplainModeling Tumor Growth And Treatment
05 Sep 2017   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Enderling, Heiko and Mark Chaplain. 2014. Mathematical Modeling of Tumor Growth and Treatment. Current Pharmacological Design. 20(00): 17.Abstract: Using mathematical models to simulate dynamic biological processes has a long history. Over the past couple of decades or so, quantitative...

Population Modeling with M and M's
30 May 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Several activities in which population dynamics can be modeled by tossing M&M’s® candy are presented. Physical activities involving MandM’s can be modeled by difference equations and several population phenomena, including death and immigration, are studied.