Electronic Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, March 16-19, 2006Paper C008Just In Time - For What? |
Markus PomperDivision of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Indiana University East Richmond, IN 47374 Phone: (765) 973-8281 Fax: (765) 973-8435 mpomper@indiana.edu list of all papers by this author |
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The experiments included damped and undamped harmonic motion, Newton's Law of Cooling, and resonance in LCR circuits. Students were asked to prepare for each experiment by setting up a differential equation that would model each experiment. They were asked to use the model to qualitatively predict the behavior of the experiment. Students performed to actual experiments in small groups: Measurements were taken using computer-interfaced devices. Students used the software to compare the data obtained from the experiment with anticipated solution.
Keyword(s): applications, calculus, differential equations