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Investigating Real and Ideal gases
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno
This activity looks at the difference between real and ideal gas laws, emphasizing the connection of the physical properties to equations and graphs. Students first analyze the real gas equation, which should be ...

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Subject: Chemistry
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Simulating Passive Properties of Neurons Using Matlab
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 ...

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Subject: Biology
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Modeling Rocket Flight Trajectory
Sani Abba, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
<a>An aeronautical of a Rocket Missile Launch</a>

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Subject: Engineering

Climate change and extreme values analysis
Alexandre Martinez, University of California-Irvine
In this activity, we learn where to get climate data (monthly temperature maxima and monthly precipitation maxima) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We learn how to fit a GEV ...

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Subject: Geoscience, Engineering
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Investigating Properties of Determinants using Numerical Examples
Sandra Akelbek, Weber State University
We use Matlab as an enrichment tool for Elementary Linear Algebra. In this activity, students investigate, numerically, properties of determinants by creating and using random matrices. In particular, student ...

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Subject: Mathematics

Finite Element Project
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento
Students use MATLAB to modify an existing direct stiffness method structural analysis program to enable the use of 4-node rectangular finite elements.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Engineering

Exploring Fish Diversity in Australia's Marine Ecoregions
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
This activity accomplishes two tasks. First it teaches students about the concepts of species richness and biodiversity using a global data set of marine fish diversity. Second, it teaches them about application ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Biology, Environmental Science

Simulation Klein-Nishina cross section using the Monte Carlo method
Eric Ehler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Project is designed for students learning radiologic physics and radiation dosimetry in a Medical Physics graduate program. The project is designed to reinforce course concepts on the Compton Effect and associated ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Physics, Health Sciences

Calculating and using Unit Hydrograph using Matlab
Negin Hayatbini, University of California-Irvine; Alexandre Martinez, University of California-Irvine
We are using the concept of Unit Hydrograph to understand the behavior of a watershed following a rain event and to calculate the runoff following any rainfall event.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Lab Activity, Project, Classroom Activity
Subject: Engineering, Geoscience, Environmental Science

Synthesizing Marine Data Sets using MATLAB
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 ...

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Subject: Environmental Science
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