Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which pdfs match the curves?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
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 which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation