
1142SWaterBottles
22 Aug 2021   Contributor(s):: Brody Dylan Johnson, Elodie Pozzi
This project involves the application of Newton's law of cooling to the study of insulated water bottles. Students have the option to conduct experiments with their own bottles outside of class or use data included in the student version. The modeling scenario leads the students through an...

1100SEngineeringDemographics
20 Aug 2021   Contributor(s):: Brody Dylan Johnson, Elodie Pozzi
The goal of this activity is to show students how population models can be used to examine social issues. The students will examine three different population models and will use numerical methods to apply each model to demographic data for the percentage of engineering degrees awarded to women...

1054SGrowthInFarmland
14 Aug 2018   Contributor(s):: Richard Spindler
An enriching project developing a model from data with missing temporal information is described. Students fit functions to the data that leads to the creation of a differential equations model, which they then are required to analyze in multiple ways. Different fits, modeling approaches, and...

1081STumorGrowth
09 Jun 2018   Contributor(s):: Randy Boucher, Ryan Edmund Miller
Students will transform, solve, and interpret a tumor growth scenario using nonlinear differential equation models. Two population growth models (Gompertz and logistic) are applied to model tumor growth. Students use technology to solve the Gompertz model and answer a series of questions...

2012Mahaffy, Joseph M.  Calculus for the Life Sciences II Lecture Notes – Introduction to Differential Equations. PowerPoint
10 Sep 2017   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Mahaffy, Joseph M. 2012. Calculus for the Life Sciences II Lecture Notes – Introduction to Differential Equations. PowerPoint. 128 slides. See http://jmahaffy.sdsu.edu/courses/f11/math122/beamer_lectures/intro_de.pdf . Accessed 9 September 2017. Here is the outline of the...