This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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?

Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

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.

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

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.

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

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.

Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.

Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .