In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
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.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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 make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Estimate areas using random grids
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
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.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series