Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Which pdfs match the curves?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
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.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
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?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
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?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Estimate areas using random grids
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
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.
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?
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.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...