MAT 1175 – Fundamentals of Mathematics

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    Jonas Reitz
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    Following the Brooklyn Bridge field trip on 9/13, you will be asked to form a group to complete a project over the course of the rest of the semester. As a way to get started, you are working in pairs to come up with project ideas. Post your project idea here (be sure to include the names of both people working together, and which section you are in) by noon on Thursday, 9/22. The top 10 projects submitted in each section will be selected by Professors Halleck and Reitz, and you will be paired up with students from the other section to form a group of 3-4 students.

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    oneillest
    Member

    Victor Chen & Josh wills – project idea-
    section:5148

    abuasi & Daniel
    Section: 5147

    Research on how the pro’s build stable structure such as bridges, and try using the given information to build a bridge with toothpicks, while testing how much it can hold. (in pounds)

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    kweisi
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    KWEI$I CHARRINGTON
    Chante Medley

    Research conducted on how the new Brooklyn Bridge Park relates to the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    kgardiner17
    Member

    Kiana Gardiner & Walter
    section: 5148

    Professor Reitz, Walter and I took your advice on discussing and making models of different kinds of bridges (plank, suspension, etc.). We will also explain why the particular type was chosen.

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    Ezra Halleck
    Participant

    1. APPROVED! Victor and Josh: this is a great idea; there are a lot of resources (google toothpick bridge), be aware of plagiarism issues
    2. Kweisi: great idea but it needs some hands-on component. What mathematical ideas could be involved? You can add to your topic by clicking edit.
    3. Kiana and walter: ditto but your idea is too broad, one idea would be to discuss and perhaps make models of different kinds of bridges (plank, suspension, etc.) and say why the particular type was chosen.
    4. Andrea and Nahim: simple yet potentially educational; just the kind of idea we are looking for, but needs a hands on component

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    Mishii
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    Andrea Rosario-Lopez & Nahim Mishi

    Section:5148
    How much pink paint would be needed to paint the surface of each wooden plank of the Brooklyn Bridge and how long( time wise) , would it take to do this. ( Pink, in honor of Breast Cancer).

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    kehrlinger
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    Krista Ehrlinger-Tanya Vukosavlijecvic

    Section:5148
    How long did it take to build the Brooklyn Bridge and how many people were involved?

    #14319

    hmasullo
    Member

    Heather Masullo & Zytasia Gaines

    3D map of the Brooklyn Bridge

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    hmoller
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    Horacio Moller & John Perez
    section:5148
    How Much weight can the bridge take till it reaches its limit using different variables.
    Examples of variables: cars, people, and trains

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    edaocello
    Member

    Eda Ocello, Rebecca Kogan, Nathan Chintala
    Section: 5147
    How Long did it take to build the bridge compared to our “model bridge.” We plan on setting up a proportion once we have all our timings set and had all our research information.

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    Cindy
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    Cindy Soto & Brandon Rodrigues
    Section: 5148

    How many people does it take to fill out the Brooklyn Bridge by laying down? (Using the survey we took of everyones height in the class.)

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    eliyahoo
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    Eliyahu Shtauber and Fredrick Hiciano
    Section : 5148

    How many people (cars, trains, bikes, and walking) use the bridge daily, weekly, monthly, yearly?
    How has that number changed since the bridge first opened?

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    sanisaca15
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    Jorge Sanisaca and Abad Lopez

    topic idea:
    research how the bridge is built and its structure and attempt to build one out of toothpics

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    bigboi223
    Member

    Jose Burgos
    Gretchen

    Me and my partner were thinking about doing a comparison between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. In height, and length

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    candice W
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    Candice Wright
    Bibi
    section 5147

    Construct a short video on the significant aspects of the Brooklyn Bridge incorporating the mathematical aspects that were used to construct and build the bridge, as well as its history. Also, create a 3D model of the bridge using cardboard and wires with the help of theorems and mathematical equations, or a tourist brochure for the bridge.

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