Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
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?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
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.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
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?
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.
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
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?