Topics emphasized: Motion and parametric equations in the three space

Notes: This is a slightly more general setting than "A Matter of Utmost Gravity", but many of the ideas are similar. A computer algebra system like Maple helps with the calculations.

Topics emphasized: Optimization of a function of two variables

Notes: This is essentially the same as "The X-Files Makes Me So Angry" but with a different story line. The students will need some type of technology to find the stationary points.

Notes: This isn't a writing project like all the others on this page, but the students really enjoyed it for the most part. I got the idea for this from Judy Holdener
at Kenyon College.
You can view some sample projects from my classes in