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Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki Jul 2003

Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki

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This activity is used to show students how physics can be used in a life situation to better themselves at a game of billiards. This project shows how velocity, angles, action and reaction, elasticity, and the rules of pool interact together in a fun environment. The students would be able to change characteristics of this model to see how changing different parameters will change the outcome of the pool shot.


Mathematical Modeling, Motion Applications, Jerry Moon Jul 2003

Mathematical Modeling, Motion Applications, Jerry Moon

Lesson Plans

1.) Introduce Mathematical Modeling as a problem solving 2.) Identification of required information. 3.) Gain skills in obtaining information. 4.) Explore ideas of motion in relationship to velocity as a Rate of change and representation as a slope of a line. 5.) Show examples of constant motion as a linear relationship, And instantaneous velocity as a curved graph. 6.) To be able to explain the differences between average velocity, Average acceleration and instantaneous velocity by graph study. 7.)To devise simple mathematical models.


Mathematics Of Bungee Jumping, Helen Fox Jul 2003

Mathematics Of Bungee Jumping, Helen Fox

Lesson Plans

Upon completion of this lesson, students will:

  • create their own model of bungee jumping
  • analyze graphs comparing acceleration, distance, and speed versus time