Wave Propagation

If an earthquake occurs, the shock can set off a tsunami wave in the ocean. This module focuses on modeling such a wave to predict when and where the wavefront will hit land. Although the governing differential equation is a partial differential equation, this module introduces the problem and frames it using basic multivariable calculus and differential equations terminology.

The module is intended for use near the end of a first course in differential equations or mathematical modeling, or in a second course in differential equations, and a description can be found here. Please contact us if you are interested in trying this out in your course!