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  1. 2020-Shelton, Therese - Remote Teaching Module - Car Suspensions

    28 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Therese Shelton

    In this modeling activity, students examine the spring-mass-dashpot 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 installed....

  2. 3-105-S-FrequencyResponse

    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.

  3. 3-034-S-CarSuspensions

    14 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Therese Shelton, Brian Winkel

    We examine the spring-mass-dashpot 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.

  4. 3-027-S-BobbingDropping

    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.

  5. 1-088-S-RoomTemperature

    15 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Tracy Weyand

    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...

  6. 1-136-S-MarriageAge

    11 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Tracy Weyand

    Students will build and analyze a model of the fraction of people who are married (for the first time) by a certain age. This model comes from a paper by Hernes and, in this project, is compared to another model used by Coale.These models are first-order ordinary differential equations (which...

  7. 1-128-S-RocketFlight

    04 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer an opportunity to build a mathematical model using Newton's Second Law of Motion and a Free Body Diagram to analyze the forces acting on the rocket of changing mass in its upward flight under power and then without power followed by its fall to earth.

  8. 3-031-S-SpringCost

    28 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    This is a situation where we are charged with analyzing costs for a spring to meet certain specifications.

  9. 6-070-S-BeerBubbles

    24 Apr 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Karls

    The goal of this project is to set up and numerically solve a first-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation (ODE) system of three equations in three unknowns that models beer bubbles that form at the bottom of a glass and rise to the top.  The system solution is then used to verify...

  10. 1-042-S-Kool-Aid

    26 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Kristin Burney, Lydia Kennedy, Audrey Malagon

    Single-compartment mixing is an important foundational component of any study of ordinary differential equations. Typically, problems utilize salt as the solute. In this modeling scenario, use of colored drink powder as the solute enables students to observe a color change as the mixing...

  11. 1-014-S-DrainingContainers

    17 Mar 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We examine the question, ``Given two rectangular circular cylinders of water with the same volume, but different radii, with a small bore hole of same radius on the center of the bottom through which water exits the cylinder, which empties faster?''

  12. 1-033-S-SouthernBarbeque

    22 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Troy Henderson

    We offer raw data collected from two thermometers used in the smoking process of Southern barbecue.  One thermometer measures the temperature inside of the smoke chamber and the other measures the internal temperature of the meat.  This data can be used to model and predict the amount...

  13. 1-032-S-WordPropagation

    07 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rachelle DeCoste, Rachel Bayless

    This activity is a gentle introduction to modeling via differential equations. The students will model the rate at which the word jumbo has propagated through English language texts over time.

  14. 1-055-S-WaterFallingInCone

    27 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    There are three videos associated with this Modeling Scenario and all are available on SIMIODE YouTube Channel: Capture-3 YouTube Version SlowMoCapture-1 YouTube Version SlowMoCapture-2 YouTubeVersion and as streaming videos or down loads in this Modeling Scenario under the Supporting Docs Tab...

  15. 1-034-S-FishMixing

    24 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Sullivan, Elizabeth Anne Carlson

    This activity gives students a chance to build the underlying differential equation and/or difference equation for a mixing problem using tangible objects (fish) and a student-designed restocking and fishing plan in a lake. The mixture is of two species of fish, one being the current sole...

  16. 1-011A-S-Kinetics

    06 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Karen Bliss

     Adapted from 1-11-Kinetics, SIMIODE modeling scenario.  We help students see the connection between college level chemistry course work and their differential equations coursework.  We do this through modeling kinetics, or rates of chemical reaction. We study zeroth, first, and...

  17. 1-027-S-StochasticProcesses

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We build the infinite set of first order differential equations for modeling a stochastic process, the so-called birth and death equations. We will only need to use integrating factor solution strategy or DSolve in Mathematica for success.  We work to build our model of random events which...

  18. 1-023-S-RumorSpread

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We use a newspaper report on the spread of a rumor based on shares of articles on the Internet over a 5 day period to demonstrate the value of modeling with the logistic differential equation. The data shows and the intrinsic growth rates confirm that the false rumor spread faster than true rumor.

  19. 1-020-S-IceMelt

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer up the claim of a store catalog  that   its ice ball mold allows users to  "... make ice balls that outlast cubes and won't water drinks down."  We ask students to build a mathematical model to defend or contradict this claim.

  20. 1-019-S-RocksInTheHead

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

     We describe an experiment and offer data from a previously conducted experiment on the perception of the individual mass of a collection of rocks in comparison to a 100 g brass mass. We lead students to use the logistic differential equation as a reasonable model, estimate the parameters,...