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    1-078-MonodGrowthModel-ModelingScenario
    Students model growth of bacteria E. coli in a limiting nutrient environment using data from a historical study.
    bacteria nutrient cycles growth Monod consumption
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    3-061-ChemEngApps-ModelingScenario
    Students go through a chemical engineering problem: calculate concentration profile of cyclohexane within a catalyst pellet by solving a second order linear differential equation; then analyze the concentration as the radius of the catalyst...
    Spanish porous medium catalyisis cyclohexene hydrogel dehydrogenation hyperbolic trig functions
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    3-034-CarSuspension-ModelingScenario
    We examine the spring-mass-dashpot that is part of a car suspension, how the ride is related to parameter values, and the effect of changing the angle of installation. We model a ``quarter car'', meaning a single wheel.
    design spring-mass-dashpot spring constant underdamping car suspension suspension tolerance static equilibrium
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    1-059-ContainerShapeFallingWater-ModelingScenario
    We examine many different physical situations to determine the time it takes a fixed volume of water to flow out of different shape containers through the same size exit hole at the bottom of the container.
    containers Torricelli's Law shape discharge coefficient
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    5-076-LanchesterLaws-ModelingScenario
    Lanchester's laws are used to calculate the relative strengths of military forces. The Lanchester equations are differential equations describing the time dependence of two armies' strengths A and B as a function of time,
    Lanchester's laws sensitivity analysisanalysis
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    4-020-AnIEDBlast-ModelingScenario
    These three exercises offer students a chance to model with second order ordinary differential equations, how they might incorporate a spring-mass system into a larger model, and how they can use the model to determine the results of a dynamical...
    applied mathematics forces Free Body Diagram Improvised Explosive Devices sum of forces
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    5-030-AirshedSulphur-ModelingScenario
    Temperature inversions and low wind speeds trap air pollutants in a mountain valley for a period of time. Gaseous sulfur compounds are a significant air pollution problem. We offer a model for analysis to predict long-term levels of levels of...
    sulphur pollution airshed hydrogen sulfide sulfur dioxide
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    5-040-TunedMassDampers-PartII-ModelingScenario
    Studentsbuild mathematical models to mitigate dangerous swaying in structures using structural improvements called Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD). We model the motion of the original structure as a spring-mass-dashpot with stiffness replacing spring...
    structure resistance spring-mass-dashpot earthquake vibration control damping tuned mass damper stiffness reduction of vibration
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    5-090-SolidParticleErosion-ModelingScenario
    By applying Newton's second law, and making a collection of reasonable assumptions, students will derive a system of differential equations that model the path of a rigid particle as it gouges material from a more ductile surface.
    classical mechanics solid mechanics Newton's Laws of Motion rigid body plasticity pitting ductile surface
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    6-010-SocialCampaign-ModelingScenario
    The epidemic modeling problem is formulated as a system of three nonlinear, first order differential equations in which three compartments (S, I, and R) of the population are linked.
    disease growth rate Judgment and Decision Making SIR model infections disease social campaign recovery rate delay time joining process quitting process exponential distribution
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    6-015-CombatingEbolaEpidemic-ModelingScenario
    This project offers students a chance to make a policy recommendation based on analysis of a nonlinear system of differential equations (disease model). The scenario is taken from the fall of 2014 when the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
    disease Ebola Analysis Policy decision
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    6-019-EnablingEpidemicExploration-ModelingScenario
    We became aware of several interesting possibilities for a modeling opportunity with data and we invited you to explore the several routes to parameter estimation in a SIR model with respect to the data offered.
    Akaike Information Criterion Michaelis-Menten epidemic saturation gradient least sum of square errors
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    6-023-DroneHeadingHome-ModelingScenario
    We describe a comprehensive project in modeling through a two dimensional system of equations and a first order system of differential equations a drone heading home.
    drones oursuit flight path change of variables
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    6-026-IsleRoyaleModeling-ModelingScenario
    The primary aim of this project is to draw a connection between differential equations and vector calculus, using population ecology modeling as a vehicle.
    ecology optimization predator-prey population vector calculus Lagrange multipliers least squares Islel Royale
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    6-029-TumorGrowth-ModelingScenario
    This modeling scenario guides a student familiar with single ordinary differential equation (ODE) models towards the development of a more complex system of two ODEs for describing the evolution of tumor growth over time.
    Pop_Growth Pilot logistic comparment tumor synthetic data sum of squares error