Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Estimate areas using random grids
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.