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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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    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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    1-070-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
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    3-065-UpDown-ModelingScenario
    We model the height of a launched object which is subject to resistance proportional to velocity during its flight. We ask questions about the motion as well, e.g., highest point or apex and terminal velocity.
    terminal velocity Newton's Second Law of Motion velocity motion apex
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    5-012-LinearSystemConjecture-TechniqueNarrative
    Students go from the solution for y'(t) = k*y(t) to a natural extension to the solution conjecture of a system of two constant coefficient, homogeneous, linear differential equations introducing eigenvalues and eigenvectors through student...
    discovery learning conjecture solution substitution
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    3-043-BallisticModeling-SpongeDart-ModelingScenario
    The goal of this project is for students to develop, analyze, and compare three different models for the flight of a sponge dart moving under the influences of gravity and air resistance.
    projectile motion air resistance ballistics dimensional analysis Newtonian mechanics sponge dart Nerf gun Nerf dart Buckingham's Theorem
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    1-087-ThanosPopulationDynamics-ModelingScenario
    In the end of the “Avengers Infinity War,” the villain Thanos snaps his fingers and turns half of all living creatures to dust with the hope of restoring balance to the natural world. How does this affect the long term behavior of various species?
    logistic exponential population Thanos
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    1-029-ConeToCubeFlow-ModelingScenario
    An inverted right circular cone with a hole at the bottom is suspended above an open-topped cube which also has a hole in the center of the bottom. The cone is filled with water and we model water flow from cone to cube and out the bottom of the...
    water flow Torricelli's Law cone cube
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    1-022-SpreadOfTechnologies-ModelingScenario
    We examine plots on the spread of technologies and ask students to estimate and extract data from the plots and then model several of these spread of technologies phenomena with a logistic differential equation model.
    data analysis technology logistic spread innovation
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    1-023-RumorSpread-ModelingScenario
    We use a newspaper report on the spread of a rumor based on shares of articles on the Internet over a 5 day period to demonstrate the value of modeling with the logistic differential equation.
    Internet logistic spread rumors
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    1-024-MalariaControl-ModelingScenario
    This project offers students a chance to make policy recommendations based on the analysis of models using both linear (exponential decay) and non-linear (logistic growth) differential equations.
    population dynamics malaria Policy Decision-making Euler's method pharmacokinetics mosquito improved Euler's method Huen's method US Army
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    1-020-IceMelt-ModelingScenario
    We offer up the claim of a store catalog that its ice ball mold allows users to ``. . . make ice balls that outlast cubes and won't water drinks down.'' We ask students to build a mathematical model to defend or contradict this claim.
    sphere ice melt cube
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    1-017-DiseaseSpread-ModelingScenario
    Using a grid and m&m candies, we simulate the spread of disease. Students conduct the simulation and collect data to estimate parameters (in several ways) in a differential equation model for the spread of the disease.
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    1-014-DrainingContainers
    Given two rectangular circular cylinders of water with the same volume, but different radii, with a small bore hole of same radius on the center of the bottom through which water exits the cylinder, which empties faster?
    containers tank flow Torricelli's Law draining fixed volume