Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
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?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between
its turning points?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
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?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Which pdfs match the curves?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss
at harvest time?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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 how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
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 properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of
some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
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
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?
Estimate areas using random grids
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its
stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.