How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?