03 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: John Thomas Sieben
Things float or they don’t. Well, it’s not quite that simple. In this exercise we lead students through applications of several laws of physics to develop and solve differential equations that will predict where in a water column a weight with an attached lift bag will become...
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.
06 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
The Laplace Transform is a mathematical construct that has proven very useful in both solving and understanding differential equations. We introduce it and show its power here. This is done in a Mathematica notebook with pdf provided.