Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

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?

Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.

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.

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

Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

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

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.

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

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

How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

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

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

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 sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

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

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

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?

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

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

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

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

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

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.

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature