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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 ...

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

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, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Computer Science

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Health Sciences, Engineering

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities
Subject: Engineering

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities
Subject: Mathematics, Engineering

Making Sense of Gait Ground Reaction Force Data
Students analyze a data set containing ground reaction forces from a human walking on an instrumented treadmill.

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

Puzzle Coding
Sarah Patterson, Virginia Military Institute
Tactile activities or "tactivities" are one form of active learning that can increase student participation and enhance students' understanding of conceptual materials. In this tactile activity, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity
Subject: Computer Science, Mathematics

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 ...

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

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Lab Activity, Problem Set, Writing Assignment, Activities
Subject: Mathematics, Engineering, Physics

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities
Subject: Mathematics