The purpose of this project was to determine the optimum conditions to maximize the distance travelled on a skimboard. Given the differential equation that governs the changes in velocity of the skimboard, we were able to integrate and find an expression for the distance travelled by the skimboard. Using this expression we substitute different values for variables, such as angle of attack and resistance caused by the surface area of the rider, to explore the effect on the total distance travelled by the skimboard.
"Travelling Distance of a Skimboard,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
2, Article 3.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36184.108.40.206 Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol3/iss2/3
Masahiko Saito, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering