Summary
When students have made some progress in studying ordinary differential
equations (ODEs) during a semester, small groups are given a soccer ball and
asked to determine the simplest model describing one bounce of the ball from
shoulder height. To start with, they play with the ball. However, after a few
weeks, they begin to ask penetrating questions and they are led to a simple
model that has a non-trivial twist to the solution.
Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0020-739X /1464-5211
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Creator
Joubert, SV
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Creator
Van Wyk, MA
Taylor &Francis
2002-08-30
3220930667018193-Joubert.pdf
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Classroom notes
Students
Classroom note: A simple non-trivial student model of a bouncing soccer ball
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