Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
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 biological contexts.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.