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Virtual Pendulum Experiments & Mechanical Oscillations
Jeremy Riousset, Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne
The pendulum motion is one of the first encounters with the concept of a harmonic oscillator. This activity seeks to complement a traditional, rigorous, theoretical approach with a rigorous numerical model. It ...

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Subject: Mathematics, Engineering, Physics
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Guess the Number Game
Carolina Barriento, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
The purpose of this activity is for students to practice the concepts listed below by writing code that simulates a guessing game between friends. Keywords: Loops, Random numbers, Programmer Defined Functions, ...

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Subject: Computer Science
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Illustrating Theorems from Calculus
Michaela Kubacki, Middlebury College
In this activity, students use MATLAB to create and interact with illustrations of three theorems from Calculus: (1) Extreme Value Theorem, (2) Intermediate Value Theorem, and (3) Mean Value Theorem. The assignment ...

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Subject: Mathematics
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Static stability: mechanisms and prestress modes
Mettupalayam Sivaselvan, SUNY at Buffalo
Summary: The assignment is about detecting structural stability in a 3D truss by applying linear algebra concepts such as rank, column-space and null-space of a matrix. Outcomes: * Students should learn linear ...

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Subject: Engineering, Mathematics
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Exploring hypothesis-driven research using Arduino boards and Matlab
Sara Wilson, University of Kansas Main Campus
In this activity, students explore hypothesis-driven research through the development of an experiment using Arduino Uno style microcontroller boards and Matlab. This project encourages students to develop a ...

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Solving First Order ODE's
Rick Downs, Seattle Community College-South Campus
This assignment is for a Differential Equations course that has students use a computer to solve first order ODE's graphically using slope fields, numerically, and analytically. One part of the assignment has ...

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Subject: Mathematics
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Example Bisection Method Problem in MATLAB Grader
Roche de Guzman, Hofstra University
Here's an example of a text book problem in Numerical Methods that was converted to a MATLAB Grader assignment to assess students in a more automated and interactive way. Other problems can be modeled and ...

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Subject: Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics
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Conduction and Convection in a Fin of Uniform Cross Section
Yuxin Zhang, Washington State University-Tri Cities
Conduction and convection are two important modes of heat transfer. To understand the mechanisms of these two types of heat transfer processes, we study the temperature distribution in a fin of uniform cross ...

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Subject: Engineering
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Physical Activity and Heart Rates
Jennifer Jordan, Virginia Commonwealth University
This problem is an assessment of several computational methods being pulled together to solve a complex problem for biomedical engineering students. Students need to use mock clinical data to compute whether study ...

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Subject: Engineering, Health Sciences
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Making Sense of Gait Ground Reaction Force Data
John Rogers, U.S. Military Academy
Students analyze a data set containing ground reaction forces from a human walking on an instrumented treadmill.

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Subject: Engineering
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