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    3-100-Ripcord-Toys-ModelingScenario
    This modeling scenario examines the motion of a ripcord-powered toy with the goal of using real data to estimate parameters in a first-order model of the velocity of the toy. Students may conduct experiments or use videos to collect data.
    data physics dynamics data collection rolling slipping ripcord toy
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    1-038-Ebola-ModelingScenario
    Students will use data published by the World Health Organization to model the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. We begin with a simple exponential growth model and move through the modeling process to the logistic growth model.
    population dynamics data analysis exponential growth Ebola logistic epidemic
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    1-128-RocketFlight-ModelingScenario
    We offer an opportunity to build a mathematical model using Newton's Second Law of Motion and a Free Body Diagram to analyze the forces acting on the rocket of changing mass in its upward flight under power and then without power followed by its...
    resistance Flight Rocketry mass Newton's Second Law of Motion thrust Free Body Diagram apex rocket
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    9-014-TurkeyCook-ModelingScenario
    The goal of this project is to investigate several models for the cooking time for a turkey based on weight, test these models with data obtained from heating curves for turkeys of various weights, and develop a new model to fit this data.
    sphere heat equation turkey Panofsky radial symmetry
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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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    1-015-Torricelli-ModelingScenario
    We help students develop a model (Torricelli's Law) for the height of a falling column of water with a small hole in the container at the bottom of the column of water through which water exits the column.
    data Spanish tank column of water aperture Torricelli's Law Conservation of Energyt Solver water flow Excel Solver
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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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    5-001-LSD-ModelingScenario
    We describe the use of a two compartment model of a linear system of first order linear differential equations to model lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in the body. We provide the data from the literature.
    LSD Spanish compartment pharmacokinetics lysergic acid diethylamide
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    1-031-CoolIt-ModelingScenario
    We offer data on the temperature of water in a beaker in a room of constant temperature and in a room of nonconstant temperature. Students consider both empirical and analytic modeling approaches. We offer additional data sets in Excel...
    Spanish Newton's Law of Cooling cooling
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    1-030-EyeModel-ModelingScenario
    We offer a mathematical modeling experience using differential equations to model the volume of an intraocular gas bubble used by ophthalmologists to aid the healing of a surgically repaired region of the retina.
    retinal surgery Akaike Information Criterion Spanish sum of square errors surgery retiona ophthalmology eye intraocular gas bubble
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    1-005-OilSlick-ModelingScenario
    We describe a modeling activity with difference and differential equations which enlightens students on the model building process and parameter estimation for a linear, first-order, non-homogeneous, ordinary differential equation.
    model fitting spreadsheets Spanish derrame de petróleo datos expansión oil slick
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    1-007-AntTunnelBuilding-ModelingScenario
    We pose the prospect of modeling just how long an ant takes to build a tunnel. With a bit of guidance students produce a model for the time it takes to build a tunnel of length x into the side of a damp sandy hill.
    Spanish hormiga túnel ant tunnel
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    1-001-MM-DeathAndImmigration-ModelingScenario
    We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Students build a mathematical model, usually a linear first order, difference or differential equation, collect data, estimate parameters, and...
    simulation immigration death Spanish dats
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    1-070-FisheryHarvest-ModelingScenario
    Students model with logistic growth, harvesting, and diffusion in analyzing ocean fisheries of the Atlantic cod. We help students build models, ever more complex, to capture physical realities. At each stage we ask students to reflect on the model.
    logistic Diffusion management harvest fishery