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Modeling Scenario

1-062-BacteriaGrowth-ModelingScenario

Author(s): Arati Nanda Pati

Keywords: bacteria exponential growth

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Abstract

Resource Image We offer students a simulation experience or data from a simulation and ask them to model the simulation using several approaches: exponential growth fit, difference equation, differential equation, and parameter estimation using EXCEL spreadsheet.

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Resource Type
Differential Equation Type
Qualitative Analysis
Application Area
Technology
Approach
Skills
Pedagogical Approaches
Vision and Change Core Competencies - Ability
Bloom's Cognitive Level

Description

In this particular modeling scenario, we know the exact solution and want to see how various models predict our expectations.

We have used EXCEL and WolframAlpha for students to experience and appreciate modeling approaches without worrying much about technology and programming.

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Author(s): Arati Nanda Pati

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