10 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We present two exercises from a differential equations text in which we ask students to model (1) falling object experiencing terminal velocity and (2) bobbing block of wood in liquid. We model the motion using Newton's Second Law of Motion and Archimedes' Principle.
16 Dec 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We conduct an analysis of a falling ball in liquid to determine its terminal velocity and to ascertain just what radius ball for a given mass density is necessary to attain a designated terminal velocity.
09 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Introduction to Second Order Linear Equations- Bobbing Object in Water. 2 pp.This is a nice treatment of developing a model of a bobbing object in water from first principles with some nice additional questions which would make a nice Modeling Scenario.Keywords: buoyancy, bobbing, water,...
30 Jul 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer data from a physical experiment in which the depth (from equilibrium value) of a container in water is measured 20 times per second and ask students to build a model of buoyancy based on Newton's Second Law of Motion and a Free Body Diagram. We ask students to estimate the parameters...
22 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION We have placed in Supporting Docs both Student and Teacher Version (LaTeX and PDF Versions) with a Spanish LaTeX Class file, SIMIODE-SPANISH.cls. Names will be x-y-S-Title-StudentVersion-Spanish and x-y--T-Title-TeacherVersion-Spanish.
04 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
This is a study of modeling a falling object in liquid. We provide a video (in two versions - .mov and .mp4) which will enable you to collect data on a falling object in water to compare with your model and to estimate parameters using data you can collect from the video. VIDEO Version 1 -...