By Tracy Weyand

Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN USA

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Students will analyze temperature variations in a room using Newton's Cooling Law. In this model, the only influence on the indoor temperature is the (oscillating) outdoor temperature (as we assume the heating/cooling system is broken). The main goal of this project is for students to set up a model and then analyze how changing parameters in the model affects the solution. In particular, they will analyze long-term behavior. Therefore, it is highly recommended that this project make use of technology (such as Mathematica or Maple).

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  • Tracy Weyand (2020), "1-088-S-RoomTemperature," https://www.simiode.org/resources/7717.

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