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# The Science of Racing: Fuel Strategy (Exponential Decay)

Math: Algebra I: Data Analysis
Math: Algebra I: Exponential Functions
Math: Algebra I: Functions and Relations
6-8
9-12
75 Minutes
TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS
2.1
Lessons
TNS

# The Science of Racing: Fuel Strategy (Exponential Decay)

Activity Overview

Students will collect data and analyze the data using graphs and regressions to understand conservation of energy and exponential decay. Then use the analysis to decide fuel strategies

NASCAR cars run on gas and a team’s fuel strategy on race day can be a huge factor on winning versus losing. The T80SRC car, on the other hand, is an electric car; so as the fuel drains, its performance worsens. T80SRC teams also have to devise a fuel strategy. For example, when should you do a pit stop to replace the battery or should you simply add two batteries to the car? This lesson will explore the drain on the battery of a car through various means.

Math: Algebra I: Data Analysis
Math: Algebra I: Exponential Functions
Math: Algebra I: Functions and Relations
6-8
9-12
75 Minutes
TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS
2.1
Lessons
TNS
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