Which pdfs match the curves?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
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.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
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?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
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.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.