Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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.
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which pdfs match the curves?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
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
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
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.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.