07 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Elizabeth Ritchey Patterson, Blain Patterson
In the end of the “Avengers Infinity War,” the villain Thanos snaps his fingers and turns half of all living creatures to dust with the hope of restoring balance to the natural world. How does this affect the long term behavior of various species? Investigate the validity of his...
03 Jul 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Dina Yagodich
We offer students an opportunity to create a simulation model a hotel population with clients checking in and checking out according to two different disciplines as well as a number of different starting populations in the hotel.
18 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Dina Yagodich
This is an adaption of Modeling Scenario 1-001-S-MandMDeathAndImmigration in which death and immigration of m&m's is replaced by check outs and arrivals in a hotel and makes specific use of MatLab coding.
25 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Lyle Clifford Smith
This scenario models the loss of employees and the employer's attempt to retain them through stock options. This is intended for introductory students and is paired well with exponential growth/decay material. We also introduce the 5% rule to sort possible factors into assumptions and...
09 Sep 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jue Wang
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...
18 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Natali Hritonenko
The assignment considers two well-known models of population growth, Verhulst-Pearl and Gompertz models, for which qualitative and quantitative analyses are provided. The graphs of the corresponding functions have a sigmoidal or S-shape. The assignment contains two opposite, but related tasks:...
23 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We use historical data from the 1930's in the Soviet Union and model competition between two species of yeast after modeling each species separately and estimate parameters.