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3-104-BungeeJumping-ModelingScenario

Author(s): Gregory Tanner

Concordia College-Moorhead - Moorhead MN USA

Keywords: design falling mass spring\ bungee elesticity recommendation consult

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Resource Image In this project, students design a bungee jumping cord (cross-sectional area and length) that will keep jumpers safe. Students communicate their recommendations as a letter to a client interested in starting a bungee jumping business.

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In this project, students design a bungee jumping cord (cross-sectional area and length) that will keep jumpers safe. This open-ended project can be tackled with second-order differential equations, energy balance, or numerical simulation. Students communicate their recommendations as a letter to a client interested in starting a bungee jumping business.

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Author(s): Gregory Tanner

Concordia College-Moorhead - Moorhead MN USA

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    Brian Winkel @ on

    I very much liked the idea of having students communicate their mathematical result to a business person. What kinds of interesting takes do the student offer in their narrative?

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