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Project for MATH 22558 Integral Calculus

Project Report Due Date: APRIL 16, 2018 9am
This Project will be a culminating application of integrals in a multi-step project. This is a formal report
completed with graphing and word –processing technology. This can be a team project (max 2
students) or individual.
The project consists of:

Project Proposal (10%)

Submit a word processed proposal (hardcopy) as soon as possible to your instructor.

The proposal should consist of:

• A cover page including Student Last name, Name, Student ID #, Course Code, Title, Date
• Topic to be developed
• A brief explanation of the problem you intend to solve including the aspects of the problem you
intend to consider and the steps you are going to take. Remember the project has to be based on the
application of integrals to solve a particular problem (preferably related to your program/field of
• It should include a brief explanation of the variables you are using and the physical principle of the
problem you will describe with equations.
• A list of sources that you intend to research
• A project plan, including a week to week summary of how you plan to complete the work, including
who is responsible for what tasks if you elect to complete this as a group project.
• If choosing
• Topic 1: The equation for velocity must be included
• Topic 2: The picture must be used
• Topic 3: Data set must be obtained from the professor and included the proposal
• Topic 4: Timing and assumptions must be included
• Appendix A: Group Contract: If you have elected to complete this project as a group project, this
document is a signed agreement between the group members outlining what each member is
responsible to complete and what the group’s grade target.

If the topic is not listed below you are advised not to start your project before you have received the
approval of your instructor. Otherwise, there would be no guarantee you would be on the right track and
you are addressing what your instructors might want you to consider in your projects. Once you have
received the confirmation of your instructor, you can start your project.

Rough Draft (30%):

The draft should include the basic points that will be covered in the Introduction
Description of the Problem
Steps that will be taken to solve the problem
Rough Calculations
Interpretation of the Results in point form
Conclusions in point form
Project Report (60%)
Submit a word processed report (hardcopy) of your project by the project report due date. Late submissions
are penalized 10% of the mark per day, including Saturdays and Sundays.
The report should consist of:
- A cover page including Student’s last name and name, Course Code, Title, Date
- Introduction to the topic
- Description of the problem
- Description of the steps involved in solving the problem
- A detailed solution of the problem showing all relevant calculations. The integral calculus
operations, charts, and the corresponding graphs.
- The interpretation of the mathematical results regarding your real-world problem. In other words,
you have to answer the question, your mathematical results mean in the real world? How are
interpreting the numbers and equations you got from the integral calculus? Analysis of the results
- Conclusion
- Bibliography of all cited sources

Students will be evaluated with respect to the complexity of the study and use of proper mathematical
methods in their project. Marks are based on correct mathematical calculations, clear explanations of the
reasoning and proper written and graphical presentations.

The report should be of sufficient length to introduce the topic and describe the problem, show a detailed
solution of the problem and include a brief conclusion. The report must be written in scientific report form
(e.g., with references indicated by numbers in square brackets). A bibliography of all cited sources should
be at the end of the report with author(s), year, title, publication or publisher, volume, and pages, or an
appropriate web citation for on-line material.

Project reports copied in whole or in part will receive a grade of ZER0 and will be processed through
the Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure process.

Topics and Problems:

You may choose your own topic and problem to be solved. Please remember that your topic/ proposal
must be approved by your instructor if it is not one of the three topics listed below.


1. Create an equation for the velocity of a particle at any time t, stating the initial position,
which cannot equal 0. The equation must include all of:

• Rational function (Chain rule must be applied)

• Trigonometric function

a. Determine, using appropriate sums of rectangles, an over and under estimation of the
displacement of the particle in the first 10 seconds.

i. Explain how this estimation could be made more exact.

b. Determine the exact displacement of the particle for the first 10 seconds, and then
determine the exact location of the particle after 10 seconds.

c. Determine the average acceleration of the particle from 0. Illustrate how your answer
could have been determined by the graphs. (1)

2. Complete a picture using geogebra with at least 5 areas calculated by hand. (1)
Examples of a Picture


3. Using a given data set, determine the energy generated by a solar power array using two numerical
methods. Compare your results to the credited energy produced by the supplier and determine
which method is more accurate and discuss the reasons why.

4. Using Integration and Derivation prove or disprove the following Youtube clip of Kobe Bryant
jumping over a moving vehicle. All assumptions must be clearly stated and times must be
measured from the video.

1. Martin, Dave. “Integration and Geogebra” June ,2012. Real Teaching Means Real Learning (accessed
January 5, 2017)