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The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

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See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

Population Dynamics Collection

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

Ramping it Up

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Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics - Group Task

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Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

Population Dynamics - Part 2

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Second in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Chocolate 2010

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First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to eat chocolate. Multiply this number by 2...

Model Solutions

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How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

Physnrich

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PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

Engnrich

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engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

Population Dynamics - Part 4

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Fourth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Stemnrich - the Physical World

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PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

Population Ecology Using Probability

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An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

Branching Processes and Extinction

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An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

Modelling Assumptions in Mechanics

Stage: 5

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

Population Dynamics - Part 5

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Fifth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Population Dynamics - Part 1

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First in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Predator - Prey Systems

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See how differential equations might be used to make a realistic model of a system containing predators and their prey.

Stonehenge

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Explain why, when moving heavy objects on rollers, the object moves twice as fast as the rollers. Try a similar experiment yourself.

Population Dynamics - Part 6

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Sixth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Pdf Stories

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

Population Dynamics - Part 3

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Third in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Guessing the Graph

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

Chemnrich

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chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .

The Wrong Stats

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

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Population Dynamics

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This problem opens a major sequence of activities on the mathematics of population dynamics for advanced students.

Twenty20

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Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

Ball Bearings

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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.

What's a Knot?

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A brief video explaining the idea of a mathematical knot.

Drawing Doodles and Naming Knots

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article for students introduces the idea of naming knots using numbers. You'll need some paper and something to write with handy!

Dam Busters 1

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At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

Concrete Calculation

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The builders have dug a hole in the ground to be filled with concrete for the foundations of our garage. How many cubic metres of ready-mix concrete should the builders order to fill this hole to. . . .

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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

Over-booking

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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?

Bionrich

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bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

The Mean Game

Stage: 5

Edward Wallace based his A Level Statistics Project on The Mean Game. Each picks 2 numbers. The winner is the player who picks a number closest to the mean of all the numbers picked.

Rocking Chairs, Railway Games and Rayboxes

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

In this article for teachers, Alan Parr looks at ways that mathematics teaching and learning can start from the useful and interesting things can we do with the subject, including. . . .

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This is the section of stemNRICH devoted to the advanced applied mathematics underlying the study of the sciences at higher levels

FA Cup

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In four years 2001 to 2004 Arsenal have been drawn against Chelsea in the FA cup and have beaten Chelsea every time. What was the probability of this? Lots of fractions in the calculations!

Escalator

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At Holborn underground station there is a very long escalator. Two people are in a hurry and so climb the escalator as it is moving upwards, thus adding their speed to that of the moving steps. . . .

Time to Evolve 2

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How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

Shaping the Universe III - to Infinity and Beyond

Stage: 3 and 4

The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.

Designing Table Mats

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

Fixing the Odds

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You have two bags, four red balls and four white balls. You must put all the balls in the bags although you are allowed to have one bag empty. How should you distribute the balls between the two. . . .

Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

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Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

The Legacy

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Your school has been left a million pounds in the will of an ex- pupil. What model of investment and spending would you use in order to ensure the best return on the money?

Cushion Ball

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The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?

Snooker

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A player has probability 0.4 of winning a single game. What is his probability of winning a 'best of 15 games' tournament?

Overarch 2

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Bricks are 20cm long and 10cm high. How high could an arch be built without mortar on a flat horizontal surface, to overhang by 1 metre? How big an overhang is it possible to make like this?