
3105SFrequencyResponse
22 Jul 2020   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We describe the frequency response to a second order differential equation with a driving function as the maximum steady state solution amplitude and perform some analyses in this regard.

3034TCarSuspensions
14 Jul 2020   Contributor(s):: Therese Shelton, Brian Winkel
In this modeling activity, students examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel, and compare effects of different masses, spring constants, damping coefficients, and the angle at which the assembly is...

3034SCarSuspensions
14 Jul 2020   Contributor(s):: Therese Shelton, Brian Winkel
We examine the springmassdashpot that is part of a car suspension, how the ride is related to parameter values, and the effect of changing the angle of installation. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel.

3026SSpringInverseProblem
29 May 2020   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We are given data on the position of a mass in an oscillating spring mass system and we seek to discover approaches to estimating an unknown parameter.

5010SMatrixExponential
12 Sep 2019   Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan
The matrix exponential is a powerful computational and conceptual tool for analyzing systems of linear, constant coefficient, ordinary differential equations (ODE's). This narrative offers a quick introduction to the technique, with examples and exercises. It also includes an introduction to...

5030STextLinNonHomoSystemSol
26 Aug 2016   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer strategies for solving linear systems of nonhomogeneous differential equations of the form X'(t) = A X(t) + G(t) using a conjectured solution strategy for a system of constant coefficient, linear, nonhomogeneous, differential equations.

3030SSecondOrderIntro
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, SIMIODESPANISH.cls. Names will be xySTitleStudentVersionSpanish and xyTTitleTeacherVersionSpanish.

1031SCoolIt
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer data on the temperature of water in a beaker which resides in a room of constant temperature and also in an environment of nonconstant temperature. Students are encouraged to consider both empirical and analytic modeling approaches. We offer additional data sets in Excel spreadsheets...