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Bouncing Ball Explorer
Duncan Carlsmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Exploration of the sound of a bouncing ball dropped on a hard surface, the sound recorded with a mobile phone or laptop microphone, is the basis for an accessible experiment in elementary mechanics. For ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Physics
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Procrustes Skull Analysis
Emily Dosmar, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Procrustes analysis is a form of statistical shape analysis used to analyze the distribution of a set of shapes. The goal of this assignment is to compare different skull types to a reference skull to determine ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Biology, Engineering
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Iterative methods for solving linear systems
Blanca Guillén, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, Mathematics
Students will learn Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel and SOR methods for solving linear systems. Students are also asked to generate the iterative matrices, decide about the convergence and compare the results obtained with ...

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

Creating your own Optimization code using numerical methods
Gisella Lamas, University of Kentucky
Students were taught how to use numerical methods such as the Golden Section search, Newton-Raphson and Secant method. These methods take a long time when doing by hand and the complexity of optimization problems ...

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

Simulation of a Block Sliding down a Ramp with Friction
Darren Maczka, The University of Tennessee
This activity is designed to help students gain experience implementing iterative and conditional structures in the context of a physics simulation. Students are given parameters for an object that is being ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Engineering, Physics

Controls and Robotics
Carlotta Berry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
In this activity, students will simulate the forward kinematics on a mobile robot given an initial pose and sensor location and how it moves in the global or reference frame from an initial position to a goal ...

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

Fourbar linkage
Mingli Han, Prairie View A & M University
This activity performs position analysis for a fourbar linkage. Fourbar linkage is a classical mechanism used in Kinematic Design and Analysis course. Based on the given information on the fourbar linkage, students ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Engineering

Intro to MATLAB Labs
James Long, Liberty University
Set of seven labs in a tutorial format to introduce MATLAB to the first-year student/programmer. Uses MATLAB for Engineering Applications, 5th edition, by William J. Palm III as a reference. Students complete the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Computer Science, Engineering

Regression problems in real time
Rizwan Qureshi, The University of Texas
In this activity, we will be testing various regression models and analyze the effects of different objective functions, regularization terms and formulations. We will analyze the effect of different outliers on ...

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

Making a PB+J
Hannah Zierden, University of Maryland-College Park
sandwich, pseudocode, introduction

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