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The Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB activities are submitted by workshop participants, community members, and other SERC community participants. All of the activities in the collection use MATLAB in some capacity and cover a variety of STEM courses and topics.

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Projectile Motion and Circular Motion part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2017:Activities
Michele McColgan, Siena College
4 MATLAB Grader (previously Cody Coursework) problems assigned to freshmen physics majors in a general physics course are described. The physics concepts are projectile motion and circular motion.

NAE Grand Challenges Project part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2017:Activities
Dan Burleson, University of Houston-University Park
The project requires a group of students to explore one of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges using MATLAB as a tool. Students explore a grand challenge by researching data and performing ...

LRC Circuit Calculation part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2017:Activities
Michele McColgan, Siena College
This is a homework assignment in a course in electronics for sophomore-level physics students on the topic of AC circuits. It includes 3 questions to calculate the reactance, total impedance, and voltage across ...

Gravity prospecting part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2017:Activities
James Conder, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Students are given a set of gravity data with the aim of finding high density anomalies in the subsurface. Keywords: Data analysis; inverse modeling

Synthesizing Marine Data Sets using MATLAB part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2018:Activities
Diane Fribance, Coastal Carolina University
Students use MATLAB to analyze an oceanographic data set collected in an estuary on a class boat trip, and put it into context using time-series data downloaded from online sources. Some basic oceanographic ...

Working with Scientific Data Sets in Matlab: An Exploration of Ocean Color and Sea Surface Temperature part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Click to watch Andrew Fischer discuss his activity or watch the full webinar.Remote sensing is a ...

Working with Scientific Data Sets in Matlab: Intra-annual variability of Sea Surface Temperature and Data Interpolation part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
Sea surface temperature is a critical variable that determines biogeographic and distribution patterns of marine organisms. Changes in temperature influence species reproduction and survival and can affect the ...

Simulating Passive Properties of Neurons Using Matlab part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2018:Activities
Michael Wright, California State University-Sacramento
This lab activity simulates a fundamental concept in cellular neuroscience; namely that all neurons can be modeled as circuits (i.e., the equivalent circuit) composed of resistors and capacitors in parallel. The ...

Using MATLAB to understand distributions: Pokémon GO part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2016:Teaching Activities
Benjamin Bratton, Princeton University
This problem set will help teach students how to describe real world distributions. Data science skills that will be covered include measures of central tendency and spread, transformations of distributions, ...

Volume of oceans, and sea-level variations part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Charly Bank, University of Toronto
The activity combines aspects of Earth science (volume of oceans and ice sheets) with calculus (area of a 1x1 degree tile) and Matlab programming. Students calculate the volume of oceans and of ice sheets given the ...