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  1. 1-142-S-WaterBottles

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 2018-McCarthy, C. - Newton's Law of Cooling.

    01 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    McCarthy, C. 2018.  Newton’s Law of Cooling.See  https://mccarthymat501.commons.gc.cuny.edu/newtonian-cooling/ .Active classroom scenario with step-by-step procedure, data, R code. Scenario: You have hot water (initial temperature ) in a container, say a cup....

  5. 3-015-S-StyrofoamBallFall

    24 Mar 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We are given data on a falling Styrofoam ball and we seek to model this motion.

  6. 2003-Ellermeyer, S. F. - Modeling Via Differential Equations

    12 Mar 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    2003. Ellermeyer, S. F. Modeling Via Differential Equations - preprint.Abstract:  Mathematical modeling via differential equations is introduced. We partially follow the approach in Section 1.1 of the Blanchard, Devaney, and Hall text book.

  7. 9-020-S-HeatDiffusion

    14 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Spayd, James Puckett

    This project guides students through experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques for understanding the heat (diffusion) equation with nonhomogeneous boundary conditions. In particular, students collect data and model a physical scenario in which heat energy diffuses through a long, thin...

  8. 1-068-S-WaterBottleCooling

    14 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Eli E Goldwyn

    The scenario uses an Inquiry Based Learning approach to walk the students through the creation and understanding of a differential equation describing how fluid in a water bottle will change its temperature to approach the ambient temperature in a room. The goal is for the students to understand...

  9. 3-150-S-ItsABlastFurnace

    13 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan

    This project uses the steady-state heat equation to model the temperature distribution in an industrial furnace used for metal production, for example, a blast furnace.The heat flow is assumed to be steady-state, so that only an elementary ordinary differential equation (ODE) is needed, and...

  10. 5-090-S-SolidParticleErosion

    27 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Richard R Laverty

    By applying Newton's second law, and making a collection of reasonable assumptions, students will derive a system of differential equations that model the path of a rigid particle as it gouges material from a more ductile surface. Examination of the solution will yield a formula for the...

  11. 3-043-S-BallisticModeling-SpongeDart

    20 Nov 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jean Marie Linhart, Peter Howard

    The goal of this project is for students to develop, analyze, and compare three different models for the flight of a sponge dart moving under the influences of gravity and air resistance. The first two models are based respectively on the common simplifying assumptions of no air resistance and...

  12. 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...

  13. 2018-Ding, Wandi - Experience and Lessons Learned from Using SIMIODE Modeling Scenarios

    19 Jan 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Wandi Ding

    Experience and Lessons Learned from Using SIMIODE Modeling ScenariosBy Wandi Ding, Ryan Florida, Jeffrey Summers, Puran Nepal, Middle Tennesse State UniversityA talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year...

  14. 2017-Pennel, Steve - Differential Equations First Order Applications - Notes

    09 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    Pennel, Steve. Differential Equations:  Applications of First Order Differential Equations. Notes. 44 p. Universiyt of Massachusetts, Lowel.This is a set of modeling activities with derivations, Matlab code, and mathematical details covering the following topics: Newton’s Second...

  15. 2017-Groetsch, C. W. - Hammer and Feather:  Some Calculus of Mass and Fall Time

    09 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    Groetsch, C. W. 2017. Hammer and Feather:  Some Calculus of Mass and Fall Time. Mathematics Magazine. 90: 3-7.See https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.4169/math.mag.90.1.3 .The paper opens this way,“Does a heavy object fall faster than a lighter one? In 1971 NASA...

  16. 1-115-S-ModelingWithFirstOrderODEs

    04 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Grayling

    Several models using first order differential equations are offered with some questions on formulating a differential equations model

  17. 1-043-S-CoolingUpAndDown

    26 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We consider modeling the attempt of an air conditioner to cool a room to a ``constant'' temperature.

  18. 2011-Leinbach, Carl - Beyond Newton's law of cooling – estimation of time since death

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

    Leinbach, Carl. 2011. Beyond Newton’s law of cooling – estimation of time since death. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 42(6): 765-774.Article Abstract: The estimate of the time since death and, thus, the time of death is strictly that, an...

  19. 3-065-S-UpDown

    05 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

  20. 1-061-S-PotatoCooling

    05 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We model the cooling of a baked potato and compare it to student-collected data.