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Broad Topics > Applications > Maths Supporting SET Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents. Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry. Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts. Stirling Work

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function. Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities. Scale Invariance

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1. Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together? Population Dynamics Collection

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This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling. Global Warming

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet? Building Approximations for Sin(x)

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Build up the concept of the Taylor series Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts. Bessel's Equation

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Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation. Pdf Stories

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Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions. Real-life Equations

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Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation? Transformations for 10

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Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions. Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat. Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series. Construct the Solar System

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction. A Question of Scale

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Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts? Dangerous Driver?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error? Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from? What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

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Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion. Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller? Stats Statements

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Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say? Over-booking

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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? Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations? Reaction Rates

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Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation The Wrong Stats

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Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong? Perfect Eclipse

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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect. Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals. Vector Walk

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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk? Cross with the Scalar Product

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Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related. Brimful 2

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Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up? Square Pair

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Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix. Robot Camera

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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction? Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing? Fill Me up Too

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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? Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes? Aim High

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How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time? Pdf Matcher

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves? Brimful

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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels? Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins? Debt Race

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt? Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts. More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate? Differential Equation Matcher

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Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations. Far Horizon

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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see? Nutrition and Cycling

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Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going? Biology Measurement Challenge

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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.