Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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.