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  1. 1-082-S-MirrorMirror

    21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan

    This project models the ``Foucault Knife Edge Test,'' an optical test commonly used by amateur astronomers who make their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. The goal of the test is to estimate the shape of the surface of a mirror from optical reflection data. The model results in a...

  2. 9-010-S-TravelingWaves

    21 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s):: Eric Stachura

    In this scenario, students will be taken through a traveling wave analysis of a porous medium model. While the starting point is a nonlinear partial differential equation (PDE) model, after a change of variables, students are led quickly to an ordinary differential equation (ODE) model....

  3. 3-011-S-EulerBallThrowing

    19 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s):: Chris McCarthy

    If a tennis ball is thrown through the air it will eventually hit the ground due to gravity. Using Euler's method, write a short script (Python, Matlab, R, etc.) to find the trajectory of the ball which will maximize the distance the ball lands from the thrower taking into account air...

  4. Ice Coverage in the Arctic Climate over time

    17 Aug 2019 | Articles and Publications | Contributor(s):: Wisam Victor Yossif Bukaita, Kelcey Meaney, Angie Dimopulos

    In this paper, entitled Ice Coverage in the Arctic Climate, from two students, Angie Dimopulos and Kelcey Heaney, and their professor, Dr. Wisam Bukaita, ice coverage in the Arctic is modeled over time. We present their abstract here and include the paper itself.ABSTRACT The Arctic plays a...

  5. 5-002-S-PhasePortraitForRelationshipDynamics

    15 Aug 2019 | Modeling Scenarios | Contributor(s):: Lawrence C Udeigwe

    The different possible dynamics of a two-person romantic relationship are modeled -- as a linear two dimensional system of equations -- and analyzed. Students are guided to explore how the mathematical model of one relationship type can be obtained by modifying the mathematical model of another....

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