Modeling Oscillating Systems: Mathematics ComponentRequirements |

**From a cooperating physics class,
the following data and information will be received:**

**Data derived from Stella models converted to a .txt
file**

- Ideally, data from several different oscillating systems and, for each oscillating system, data sets representing one parameter changing while others are held constant.
- This could be 30 or more data files that will require analysis.

**Lab reports from the physics classes that clearly
describe how each data set was created to include model parameters for each
data set.**

- Students will be familiar with basic trig functions.
- Students will have graphed trig functions and investigated the effects of the four coefficients on the basic trig graphs.
- Students will be able to take a mathematical model and construct a graph by appropriately using the coefficients of the model.
- Students will have basic computer applications skills (very basic knowledge of Excel, and simple copy and paste techniques)