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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 ...
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.
Fetal Body Composition
Amir Golnabi, Montclair State University
This is a comprehensive and practical project in Calculus for life science majors, which helps students gain a deeper understanding of fundamental concepts of Calculus and enables them to apply those concepts to ...
Subject: Mathematics, Biology
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 ...
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 ...
Eugene Mahmoud, Mt. San Antonio College
This project is a hands-on, open-ended, collaborative assessment of students' abilities to collect numerical data, and develop mathematical models of naturally occurring phenomena. Students design physical ...
Subject: Physics, Engineering, 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 ...
Subject: Environmental Science
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 ...
Subject: Geoscience, Engineering
Introduction to Occupational and Rehabilitation Biomechanics
Manuel Hernandez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Students are instructed to create a biomechanical model in MATLAB to simulate reaching as far forward and as fast as possible without falling. The goal of the project is to produce a model using realistic ...
Subject: Engineering, Health Sciences
Joan Weiss, Fairfield University
"MATLAB Exploration" assignments encourage students to use MATLAB as a tool to explore mathematical concepts. Two sample assignments are included. One is a brief introductory assignment for students in ...