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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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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Chemistry

Traffic flow model
Morgan Fonley, Alma College
This assignment relates to a traffic flow model. Each problem involves graphing in two and three dimensions and interpreting those graphs.

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Subject: Mathematics

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

Assignment on Runge-Kutta Methods
Dong Zhou, California State University-Los Angeles
This is a sample homework problem in a senior elective course on topics in applied mathematics. This particular problem requires the students to program forward Euler, backward Euler and an explicit 2-stage 2nd ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
Subject: Mathematics

Modeling Rocket Flight Trajectory
Sani Abba, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (Federal University of Technology)
<a>An aeronautical of a Rocket Missile Launch</a>

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Engineering

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: Health Sciences, Physics

Introduction to strings and DNA/protein sequence alignments
Benjamin Bratton, Princeton University
This is problem set that helps solidify concepts of computational processing (accessing data, parsing data, visualizing data, using preconstructed tools) and sequence matching, specifically in the context of ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
Subject: Biology

Calculating and using Unit Hydrograph
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:Project, Problem Set, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Engineering, Environmental Science, Geoscience

While Loop Applications using the Newton-Rhapson Method for Polynomials
Matthew Zelisko, University of Houston-University Park
This activity demonstrates the possible uses for while loops in the context of a common numerical method, the Newton-Rhapson method for root finding (sometimes referred to as Newton's method). The problem ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Problem Set
Subject: Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science

Introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Michelle Isenhour, Naval Postgraduate School
This activity introduces graduate-level students to one-way (single-factor) analysis of variance (ANOVA). The students are familiar with MATLAB, but have little-to-no experience with ANOVA. The activity is ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Mathematics

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