Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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 sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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 perspective drawing.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?