Term of Award

1996

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Committee Chair

Martha Abell

Committee Member 1

Stuart Davidson

Committee Member 2

Lila Roberts

Abstract

This project will determine how varying conditions affect the range of a long jump using mathematical techniques. Exact and numerical solutions to the system of ordinary differential equations that models the system will be investigated. The investigation of the model include: (1) a general description of the mathematical model of the long jump, including the model demonstrating the results if air resistance is neglected (2) the model of the long jump which investigates the results of the effects of linear drag (3) the model of the long jump which investigates the results of the effects of non-linear drag. A description of each model will be presented with the numerical comparisons of each case listed above.

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