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Mathematical Issues for Biologists

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STEM students at university often encounter mathematical difficulties. This articles highlights the 8 key problems for biologists.

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. . . .

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. . . .

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.

Graphic Biology

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Several graphs of the sort occurring commonly in biology are given. How many processes can you map to each graph?

Bird-brained

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How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation.

Epidemic Modelling

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Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

Light Absorbance

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Test your skills at this light-absorbance calculation.

Population Dynamics - Part 5

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

Core Scientific Mathematics

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This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

Genetic Intrigue

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Dip your toe into the fascinating topic of genetics. From Mendel's theories to some cutting edge experimental techniques, this article gives an insight into some of the processes underlying. . . .

Drug Stabiliser

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How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?

Why Multiply When You're about to Divide?

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A brief introduction to PCR and restriction mapping, with relevant calculations...

Robot Camera

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

Alternative Record Book

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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Population Dynamics - Part 6

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

Population Dynamics - Part 4

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

Population Ecology Using Probability

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

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.

Neural Nets

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Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.

Population Dynamics - Part 3

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

Population Dynamics - Part 2

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

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Use combinatoric probabilities to work out the probability that you are genetically unique!

Population Dynamics

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This problem opens a major sequence of activities on the mathematics of 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.

Population Dynamics - Part 1

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

Ratios and Dilutions

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Scientists often require solutions which are diluted to a particular concentration. In this problem, you can explore the mathematics of simple dilutions

Reaction Types

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Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Exact Dilutions

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Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?

Mixing Ph

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Use the logarithm to work out these pH values

Catalyse That!

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Can you work out how to produce the right amount of chemical in a temperature-dependent reaction?

Packing 3D Shapes

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What 3D shapes occur in nature. How efficiently can you pack these shapes together?

Dilution Series Calculator

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Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml measuring cylinders?

Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Mixed up Mixture

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Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?

Fitting Flat Shapes

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How efficiently can various flat shapes be fitted together?

Ph Temperature

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At what temperature is the pH of water exactly 7?

Extreme Dissociation

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In this question we push the pH formula to its theoretical limits.

Conversion Sorter

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Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?

Stats Statements

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Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

Approximately Certain

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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

A Question of Scale

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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?

Chi-squared Faker

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How would you massage the data in this Chi-squared test to both accept and reject the hypothesis?

Real-life Equations

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Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Blood Buffers

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Investigate the mathematics behind blood buffers and derive the form of a titration curve.

The Genes of Gilgamesh

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Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?

Very Old Man

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Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?