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Modeling Scenarios (1-20 of 42)

  1. 6-029-S-TumorGrowth

    04 Aug 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Allison Leigh Lewis

    This modeling scenario guides a student familiar with single ordinary differential equation (ODE) models towards the development of a more complex system of two ODEs for describing the evolution of tumor growth over time. Students should have prior experience with solving ODEs using the separable...

  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. 3-026-S-SpringInverseProblem

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 5-010-S-DNADegradation

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

    We ask students to use the system of first order linear differential equations given in a source paper and estimates of the data from laboratory procedures from a plot to estimate the parameters and complete the modeling process. Then we seek to compare the results of the final model with...

  11. 1-092-S-DashItAll

    01 Sep 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kurt Bryan

    This project uses very basic physics, Newton's Second Law of Motion, to model the motion of a sprinter running down a track. The model is driven by data from the world record race of Usain Bolt in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. In particular, we derive the classic Hill-Keller model for a...

  12. 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...

  13. 7-020-S-ThermometerInVaryingTempStream

    22 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Norman Loney

    We present a differential equation model for the temperature of a mercury thermometer which is sitting in a stream of water whose temperature oscillates. We suggest a solving strategy which uses Laplace Transforms.

  14. 6-018-S-ExploringSIRModel

    30 May 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Ryan Edmund Miller, Stanley F Florkowski

    Students will transform, solve, and interpret Susceptible Infected Recovered (SIR) models using systems of differential equation models. The project is progressively divided into three parts to understand, to apply, and to develop SIR models. Part one focuses on understanding and interpreting SIR...

  15. 1-028-S-SouthernSweetIcedTea

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

    We offer raw data collected from a webcam and a thermometer for evaluating the strength of steeping tea.  We ask students to build a mathematical model using the data to predict how long the tea should steep before essentially reaching saturation.

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 1-026-S-Evaporation

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

    We provide data (in EXCEL and Mathematica files) on evaporation of 91% isopropyl alcohol in six different Petri dishes and one conical funnel and on evaporation of water in one Petri dish. We  ask students to develop a mathematical model for the rate of evaporation for the alcohol mixture...

  20. 1-025-S-MixingItUp

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

    Students build three different models for levels of salt in a tank of water and at each stage the level of complexity increases with attention to nuances necessary for success.