Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
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.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
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.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Which pdfs match the curves?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss
at harvest time?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between
its turning points?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
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?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations
with this non-linear differential equation
Estimate areas using random grids
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?