Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations
with this non-linear differential equation
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true?
Or it is impossible to say?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
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.
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?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its
stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
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.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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 work out what this procedure is doing?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.