Thought Questions

Open Ended Problems

Discuss the following
experiments to determine dynamic models.

Experimental Method

Consider issues like 1) the size of the input changes, 2) the duration of the experiments, and 3) factors (disturbances) that could change during your experiment to lead to poor results.

Input Output
Income Tax Rate Gross Domestic Product
Jail Term/Conviction Rate of Crime in a Country
Police Patrols Deaths due to driving under the influence of alcohol
Combustion of Fossil Fuels Average Earth Temperature
Average Exercise Life Span







Medical researchers need empirical relationships but have difficulties because every person is different and experiences different "disturbances" due to his/her life style.   Discuss how they determine "models".  Could these methods be used by engineers in chemical plants.

Experimental Method