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A question in application of derivatives and vectors

Consider a skier who is sliding without friction on the hill ${y = h(x)}$ in a two dimensional world. The skier is subject to two forces. One is gravity. The other acts perpendicularly to the hill. ...
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Creating a mathematical formula to price a taxi booking

I've been asked to create a mathematical formula that will be used to price taxi bookings at a local taxi company. Current system used: A table is used as a reference Variables: x is the ...
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Number sequences in nature.

I'm getting ready to teach the second calculus course in the 4 course sequence at my school. One of the required topics is an introduction to number sequences. I want to motivate this section with ...
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Predictor-Corrector for Adams-Moulton

What is the order of the corrector of Adams-Moulton type required in order to apply Milne's method for estimating the error in PECE mode? Find the coefficient of the leading term in the truncation ...
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A model for the spruce budworm population

A model for the spruce budworm population $u(t)$ is governed by $$\frac{du}{dt}=ru\left(1-\frac{u}{q}\right)-\frac{u^2}{1+u^2}$$ where $r,q$ are positive dimensionless parameters. The nonzero stedy ...
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The intuitive understanding of $\sqrt{x}$ to model “inversely proportional / inverse square”?

Can someone lay out what the concept I am trying to convey below in a more clear manner? Square root functions are sometimes used to model non-linear relationships. The value of a square root is ...
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SIR Models - interpretation (epidemiology) - help!

I am doing a project on modelling the spread of diseases and am using a SIR (susceptible, infected and recovered) model to do so. I need help interpreting this plot: What does this plot say about ...
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Using an alternate way to write a Taylor series of $f(t+\tau)$ to derive numerical integration and differentiation formulas

In chapter 9 section 3 of An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling, the author Edward A. Bender points out that: $$f(t+\tau)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(\tau D)^n}{n!}$$ so that $$f(t+\tau)=e^{\tau ...
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Estimate parameters in $y=y_{0}(1-\frac{t}{\tau})e^{-\alpha t/\tau}$

Given the function $y(t)$ with two independent parameters $\tau$ and $\alpha$ $$ y=y_{0}\left(1-\frac{t}{\tau}\right)e^{-\alpha t/\tau}, $$ We have two data points (experimental data) $ ...
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Invert this function $y=(1-x)e^{-x}$

Consider the fucntion $f:\mathcal{R}\rightarrow \mathcal{R}$ given by the rule $ f(x)=(1-x)e^{-x} $ Now I want to invert this function(not just for fun but I have a data that seems to fit this ...
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Linear Fit Issue

Consider a quantity $Q$ that changes as a function of time. The function $Q(t)$ is not explicitly known. We know that $Q(t_{0})=Q_{0}$. Assume for $t-t_{0}\le\epsilon$, we have a method to estimate ...
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Acceleration of series convergence

everyone! I am currently struggling with following problem: compute the series $$ \sum\limits_{m=1}^{+\infty}\frac{1}{m}\sin(m\alpha)(\cos(m\beta_1) - \cos(m\beta_2)) $$ and $$ ...
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matrix question - help needed

I am doing revision on matrices and came across this question. The solution (the matrix provided below the question) is there. I am not sure how or why 180 is in the position (1,4) (row and column ...
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Are there rigorous mathematical definitions for these waves?

My friend linked this .gif to me tonight, and asked me if I knew of any equations that might model these bottom two waves (the blue and green waves). Unfortunately, I am not far enough in my education ...
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Creating a model

Here's a seemingly simple pondering. If one item is more valuable the higher it is (i.e., $a=5$ is worth more than $a=2$) and another item is more valuable the lower it is (i.e., $b=2$ is worth more ...
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Cat Dog problem using integration

Consider this equation : $$\sqrt{\left( \frac{dy\cdot u\,dt}{L}\right)^2+(dy)^2}=v\,dt,$$ where $t$ varies from $0$ to $T$ , and $y$ varies from $0$ to $L$. Now how to proceed ? This equation ...
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Question Based On Mathematical Modeling [Applied Functions]

An example of a calulus book reads: A rectangular storage container with an open top has a volume of $10$ m . The length of its base is twice its width. Material for the base costs $10$ per ...
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How to change Hermite function to have a same shape with moving extremum point and zeros

If somebody has a experience with polynomials. How to set this Hermite function to have a general minimum where I want on $x$ axis, for example in $0.5$. Is it possible to be in analytic form ...
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Find The General Solution [closed]

Using separation of variables and partial fractions find the general solution: $$dP/dt = re^{-at}p(1-p)$$
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How to approach mathematical modeling of the human heart problem?

I have to create a mathematical model of the human heart but it was quite a time ago I finished University and I experience some difficulties with the math behind the subject. What is the necessary ...
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why does $\frac{b\partial a}{a \partial b} = \frac{\partial \log a}{\partial \log b}$?

I am doing some background research on sensitivity and elasticity analysis, and I came across the following definitions of elasticity: $$e_{ij}=\frac{a_{ij}\partial \lambda}{\lambda \partial ...
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What sort of mathematical methods and models are used to model the brain

What sorts of mathematical tools, models and methods and theoretical frameworks do people use to simulate the function of the brain's neural networks? What mathematical properties do different brains ...