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Real-life Equations

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

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Extreme Dissociation

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In this question we push the pH formula to its theoretical limits.

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Ph Temperature

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At what temperature is the pH of water exactly 7?

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Blood Buffers

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Investigate the mathematics behind blood buffers and derive the form of a titration curve.

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Concentrations

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Use the interactivity to practise your skills with concentrations and molarity.

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Population Dynamics Collection

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

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Genetic Intrigue

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Dip your toe into the fascinating topic of genetics. From Mendel's theories to some cutting edge experimental techniques, this article gives an insight into some of the processes underlying. . . .

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Mixing Ph

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the logarithm to work out these pH values

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Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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Population Dynamics - Part 5

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Fifth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Light Absorbance

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Test your skills at this light-absorbance calculation.

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Ratios and Dilutions

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Scientists often require solutions which are diluted to a particular concentration. In this problem, you can explore the mathematics of simple dilutions

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Robot Camera

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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

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Why Multiply When You're about to Divide?

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A brief introduction to PCR and restriction mapping, with relevant calculations...

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Bionrich

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

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Catalyse That!

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Can you work out how to produce the right amount of chemical in a temperature-dependent reaction?

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Core Scientific Mathematics

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

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Population Dynamics

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This problem opens a major sequence of activities on the mathematics of population dynamics for advanced students.

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Branching Processes and Extinction

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An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Population Ecology Using Probability

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An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Dilution Series Calculator

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Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml measuring cylinders?

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Neural Nets

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Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.

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Population Dynamics - Part 6

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Sixth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Population Dynamics - Part 4

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Fourth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Population Dynamics - Part 1

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First in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Population Dynamics - Part 2

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Second in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Population Dynamics - Part 3

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Third in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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Is Your DNA Unique?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use combinatoric probabilities to work out the probability that you are genetically unique!

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Predator - Prey Systems

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See how differential equations might be used to make a realistic model of a system containing predators and their prey.

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Mixed up Mixture

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?

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The Genes of Gilgamesh

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Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?

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Advanced STEM

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Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.

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Packing 3D Shapes

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What 3D shapes occur in nature. How efficiently can you pack these shapes together?

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Exact Dilutions

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Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?

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Conversion Sorter

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Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?

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Chi-squared Faker

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How would you massage the data in this Chi-squared test to both accept and reject the hypothesis?

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Reaction Types

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Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

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Stats Statements

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Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

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Fitting Flat Shapes

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How efficiently can various flat shapes be fitted together?

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Mathematical Issues for Biologists

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

STEM students at university often encounter mathematical difficulties. This articles highlights the 8 key problems for biologists.

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Bigger or Smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

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Investigating the Dilution Series

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

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A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

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Graphic Biology

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Several graphs of the sort occurring commonly in biology are given. How many processes can you map to each graph?

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Drug Stabiliser

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How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?

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Alternative Record Book

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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

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Very Old Man

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?

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Bird-brained

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How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation.