Which pdfs match the curves?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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 possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
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 calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
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 the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?