
Potential Scenario Ideas : climate change: temperature, CO2, and some other factor in a feedback loop?
17 Jan 2022  Contributor(s):: Andrew M Ross
Looking at graphs of atmospheric CO2 and global average temperature, such as this famous one from "An Inconvenient Truth" https://smallpond.ca/jim/ref/inconvenientTruth/full/00_22_49.jpgor the 2nd graph on this...

1088SRoomTemperature
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...

1114SEarthClimate
09 Dec 2019   Contributor(s):: Terrance Pendleton
In this modeling scenario, we investigate the Earth's climate using a zerodimensional energy balance model. Energy balance models are climate models that try to predict the average surface temperature of the Earth from solar radiation, emission of radiation to outer space, and Earth's...

7020SThermometerInVaryingTempStream
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.

1071SNewtonWatsonTimeOfDeath
28 Aug 2017   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Sherlock Holmes determines the time of death for a body found on a street in London and we need to reproduce his astute analysis.

1043SCoolingUpAndDown
26 Aug 2017   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We consider modeling the attempt of an air conditioner to cool a room to a ``constant'' temperature.

1110SSnailsInaTidePool
04 Oct 2016   Contributor(s):: Lisa Driskell, Audrey Malagon

1981Berresford, Geoffrey C.  Differential Equations and Root Cellars
25 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Geoffrey C. Berresford
Berresford, Geoffrey C. 1981. Differential Equations and Root Cellars. UMAP Unit 554. 23 pp. 23 pp. Available from http://www.comap.com.This is a classic module from UMAP in which the heat equation in one dimension is fully developed by using the standard technique of measuring the heat...

2004Denny, J. K. and C. A. Yackel  Temperature Models for Ware Hall.
25 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: C. A. Yackel, Jeff Denny
Denny, J. K. and C. A. Yackel. 2004. Temperature Models for Ware Hall. The College Mathematic Journal. 35(3): 162170.See  http://people.kzoo.edu/barth/math280/articles/hvac.pdf .This paper offers some very nice extended models for cooling off a new office area for a mathematics...

1045STimeOfDeath
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Students are asked to determine the time of death given both environmental temperature situations and two observations of body temperature under several different circumstances.

1031SCoolIt
02 Jun 2015   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer data on the temperature of water in a beaker which resides in a room of constant temperature and also in an environment of nonconstant temperature. Students are encouraged to consider both empirical and analytic modeling approaches. We offer additional data sets in Excel spreadsheets...