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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.
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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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    1-008-HangTime-ModelingScenario
    We present a modeling opportunity for students in which they model the vertical position of a basketball player taking a jump shot. The goal of the scenario is to get students to consider the meaning of the notion ``hang-tune.''
    gravity hang tim Newton's Second Law of Motion jump shot
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    Instructor Solutions for SIMIODE Textbook
    This is a complete set of solutions for all projects, exercises, and reading exercises and is restricted to those registered as Instructors
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    3-104-BungeeJumping-ModelingScenario
    In this project, students design a bungee jumping cord (cross-sectional area and length) that will keep jumpers safe. Students communicate their recommendations as a letter to a client interested in starting a bungee jumping business.
    design falling mass spring\ bungee elesticity recommendation consult
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    1-015-DimensionlessVariables-TechniqueNarrative
    This material introduces the idea of ``rescaling'' for ordinary differential equations (ODE's) by the use of dimensionless variables. In practice this is an extremely common and useful prelude to the analysis and solution of ODE's.
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    Technique Narrative
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    9-001-SkinBurnModelNumericalMethods-TechniqueNarrative
    The heat equation is an important partial differential equation (PDE) which describes the distribution of heat in a given region over time. Numerical methods play an important role in solving these.
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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
    Technique Narrative
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    7-006-LaplaceTransformBirth-TechniqueNarrative
    We present a way of introducing the Laplace Transform as the continuous analogue of a power series expression of a function.
    Transformations power series
    Technique Narrative
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    7-005-OverViewLaplaceTransforms-TechniqueNarrative
    This is a specialized overview of Laplace Transform application to solving differential equations in Mathematica.
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    5-010-MatrixExponential-TechniqueNarrative
    The matrix exponential is a powerful computational and conceptual tool for analyzing systems of linear, constant coefficient, ordinary differential equations (ODE's). This narrative offers a quick introduction to the technique, with examples and...
    matrix esponential Putzer's Algorithm diagonalization eigenvalues eigenvectors
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    3-090-ChebyshevPolynomialSolution-TechniqueNarrative
    The Chebyshev equation is presented as a vehicle to view series solutions techniques for linear, second order homogeneous differential equations with non-constant coefficients.
    series soluotion polynomial solutions Chebyshev polynomials Chebyshev differential equations
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    1-030-RandomPerturbation-TechniqueNarrative
    After a brief historical view of this problem, we will demonstrate the derivation of first order linear differential equations with random perturbations.
    random perturbation Brownian motion Langevin equation Riemann-Steiltjes integral Wiener process Ito's calculus
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    1-003-IntroNumericalMethods-TechniqueNarrative
    We develop elementary approaches to numerically solving first order differential equations with Euler's Method, Improved Euler's Method and develop these geometrically to compute numeric solutions and compare them to analytic solutions.
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