How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
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 sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Estimate areas using random grids
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.