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.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
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?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.