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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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    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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    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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    7-011-CoupledSystemLaplace-ModelingScenario
    Differential equations and Laplace transforms are an integral part of control problems in engineering systems. We consider a baby warming device.
    transfer function polycarbonate baby heater coupled system heating
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    5-030-LinNonHomoSystemSol-TechniqueNarrative
    We offer strategies for solving linear systems of nonhomogeneous differential equations using a conjectured solution strategy for a system of constant coefficient, linear, n
    strategies discovery learning eigenvectors eigenvalue
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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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    1-097-SwimmingPool-ModelingScenario
    This project involves the dynamics of chlorine concentration during regular swimming pool maintenance cycles. Students will have the opportunity to use both analytic and numerical methods.
    concentration c chlorine numerical error swimming pool horine erreor
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    1-033-SouthernBarbeque-ModelingScenario
    We offer raw data collected from two thermometers used in the smoking process of Southern barbecue. One thermometer measures the temperature inside of the smoke chamber and the other measures the internal temperature of the meat.
    nonlinear regression logistic Newton's Law of Cooling-Warming barbecue
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    1-021-FeralCatControl-ModelingScenario
    Students act as professional mathematical consultants and write a report analyzing the client's problem. The client company is a fictional organization which advocates for the use of trap-neuter-return (TNR) as a control method for feral cat...
    population growth control feral cats population control neuter trap-kill trap-neuter-return
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    1-005C-OilSlick-ModelingScenario
    We describe a modeling activity for Calculus I students in which modeling with difference and differential equations is appropriate.
    Problem Solving oil slick spread fitting line assumptions
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    1-005B-ChemDataCollection-ModelingScenario
    A chemistry graduate student is collecting data on a chemical reaction and does a poor job of collecting the data. Indeed, he only collects the data at the start and end of a number of three minute intervals and does not note the times.
    kinetics laboratory order of reaction chemical reaction chemical data infusion
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    1-040-OutcomeSavings-ModelingScenario
    We ask students to build a model for a savings account and to determine the monthly deposit in a savings account in order meet a long term savings goal.
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    1-042-KoolAid-ModelingScenario
    Students run experiments involving concentrated solution of drink powder flowing from upper to lower tank, initially filled with plain water. They make qualitative observations about the intensity of the color in the tanks, record data, and build...
    concentration compartment tanks KoolAid
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    1-044-CollegeBound-ModelingScenario
    Preparing for four years of college for a friend of the family's newborn is the task. Making assumptions about costs, timing, interest rates, and fiscal capabilities are the order of the day.
    interest rate college saving tuition room and board
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    1-045-TimeOfDeath-ModelingScenario
    Students are asked to determine the time of death given both environmental temperature situations and two observations of body temperature under several different circumstances.
    body mass temperature death Newton's Law of Cooling body temperature