Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
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?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
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?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Which pdfs match the curves?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
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?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Estimate areas using random grids
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.