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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power 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?