
3011SEulerBallThrowing
19 Aug 2019   Contributor(s):: Chris McCarthy
If a tennis ball is thrown through the air it will eventually hit the ground due to gravity. Using Euler's method, write a short script (Python, Matlab, R, etc.) to find the trajectory of the ball which will maximize the distance the ball lands from the thrower taking into account air...

6024SDronePackageDelivery
18 Sep 2018   Contributor(s):: Eric Stachura, Rob Krueger
In this scenario, students will begin by carefully reading through the problem statement and uncovering which information is useful. Students will derive a system of differential equations which describe the flight path of a drone delivering a package. Techniques used to derive the analytical...

2018Schneebeli, Hans Rudolf and Claudio Marsan  Two competing populations: simulations with differential equations
01 Mar 2018   Contributor(s):: Hans Rudolf Schneebeli, Claudio Marsan
Abstract: Suppose two populations are competing with each other. How can they then develop? We offer insights with simulation calculations. In the model is the evolution of the biomass of the two populations described with differential equations. A fundamental building block is the...

2014Murillo, David , Susan A. Holechek, Anarina L. Murillo, Fabio Sanchez, andÂ Carlos CastilloChavez  Vertical Transmission in a TwoStrain Model of Dengue Fever.
08 Sep 2017   Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Murillo, David , Susan A. Holechek, Anarina L. Murillo, Fabio Sanchez, and Carlos CastilloChavez. 2014. Vertical Transmission in a TwoStrain Model of Dengue Fever. Letters in Biomathematics.1(2):...

1021SFeralCatControl
24 Jan 2016   Contributor(s):: Rachel Bayless, Nathan Pennington
This activity is structured as a letter from a company seeking assistance with a mathematical problem. The students will act as professional mathematical consultants and write a report analyzing the client's problem. The client company is a fictional organization which advocates for the use...