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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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    3-030-SecondOrderIntro-ModelingScenario
    We outline the solution strategies involved in solving second-order, linear, constant coefficient ordinary differential equations, both homogeneous and nonhomogeneous and offer many application and modeling activities.
    parameter estimation non-homogeneous Spanish frequency buoyancy inverse problem thrust underdamped first passage spring mash dashpot real complex homogeneous superposition parachute overdamped critically damped buoy quadratic equation roots rocket flight
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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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    1-009-Bifurcation-TechniqueNarrative
    We lead students to investigate first-order differential equations that contain unknown parameters. Students discover what happens to the qualitative behavior of solutions to these equations as these parameters vary.
    bifurcation qualitative behavior bifurcation diagram
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    1-060-SalesMarketing-ModelingScenario
    We lead students through a sales forecasting model based on marketing principles first espoused by F. M. Bass with definitions, assumptions, equations, and data on sales over 15 year periods against which models may be tested.
    marketing Bass model sales consumer products innovators imitators
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    5-026-Evictions-MmodelingScenario
    In this project, students develop two SIS models to study eviction trends in a population of non-homeowner households using an actual eviction rate. Students can calculate solutions, sketch the phase portrait, and determine long-term trends .
    carrying capacity compartment eviction homeowner SIS model homelessness
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    1-165-FlushToilet-ModelingScenario
    This activity analyzes the spread of a technological innovation using the Bass Model from Economics. The equation is a first-order, two-parameter separable equation and the solution has a characteristic S-shaped curve or sigmoid curve.
    julia Diffusion innovation rate of innovation Bass model Solver
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    1-190-IntroClass-ModelingScenario
    Students go through development of ideas in mathematical modeling with differential equations. They encounter fundamental ideas of unlimited population growth, limited population growth and a predator prey system.
    population dynamics predator-prey logistic exponential graphical interpretations qualitative analysis
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    4-065-GasInjection-ModelingScenario
    Students use programs (or create their own code) based on exponential box-scheme approximations for solving systems of nonlinear differential equations that contain small parameters for the highest derivative terms or singularities in boundary...
    Prandtl-Blasius equations boundary layer gas injection esponential box scheme uniform convergence FORTRAN
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    5-036-HalfCarVibration-ModelingScenario
    Vibration vehicle models provide an opportunity to integrate vehicle-based vibrations into a mechanical engineering vibrations course. The project is on a multiple-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) including pitch and bounce of vehicle body on suspension...
    vibration vehicle half-car model finite element analysis shock absorbers suspension
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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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    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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    6-045-CholeraTranmission-ModelingScenario
    During the project described here, the students will learn how to solve and address a practical problem such as cholera transmission using various mathematical tools.
    infectious disease cholera endemic disease-free transmission rate waterborne pathogen
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    6-075-LorenzSystemSimulation-ModelingScenario
    The Lorenz system is examined by students as a simple model of chaotic behavior or strange attractor. MATLAB code is created to find the numerical solutions of the Lorenz’ system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations using various parameters.
    chaos oscillator Lorenz waterwheel strange attractor bifurcation effect
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    7-020-ThermometerInVaryingTempStream-ModelingScenario
    We present a first order 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.
    temperature steady state thermometer heat exchange transfer function phase lag Invers Laplace Transform