Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
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?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
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.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.