Splash or Splat: Modeling the High-Dive Problem from the Interactive Mathematics Program

  • Splash or Splat: Modeling the High-Dive Problem from the Interactive Mathematics Program

    Date: Apr 24, 2009
    Event: 2009 Annual Meeting Washington DC
    Speaker: Beth Hickman, W. Gary Martin

    A diver is released from a rotating Ferris wheel and lands in a tub of water that is on a cart moving along a track under the wheel. When should she be released in order to avoid a very unpleasant outcome? Participants will have an opportunity to model this problem using Sketchpad.

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