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  1. 1-083-S-FallingMeteorites

    24 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Lyle Clifford Smith

    After introducing the solution to the ordinary differential equation which models a falling object with drag (first-order, non-linear, separable), students will consider generalizing the model to a falling and disintegrating meteorite. The focus is on creative identification of factors. Students...

  2. 3-009-S-BallDropInWater

    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.

  3. 1-063-S-ThreeHoleColumn

    15 Dec 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We consider a column of water with three holes or spigots through which water can exit and ask students to model the height of the column of water over time.

  4. 3-017-S-StackedCoffeeFiltersFalling

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

    Data on free falling 2, 4, 6, and 8 stacked coffee filters is offered for analysis. Students first form a model using resistance terms. Parameters need to be estimated and models compared.

  5. 3-020-S-ChordPathTime

    30 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel