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Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Population Dynamics Collection

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This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Bessel's Equation

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Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Scale Invariance

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By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Stirling Work

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See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Guessing the Graph

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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Stats Statements

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Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Approximately Certain

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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Real-life Equations

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Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

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Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

Pdf Stories

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Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

A Question of Scale

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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?

Over-booking

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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?

The Wrong Stats

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Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

Building Approximations for Sin(x)

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Build up the concept of the Taylor series

Curve Fitter 2

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Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?

Aim High

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How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Brimful 2

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Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

Cross with the Scalar Product

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Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

Designing Table Mats

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Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Construct the Solar System

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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

How Do You React?

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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Square Pair

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Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.

Fix Me or Crush Me

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Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

Brimful

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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

Polygon Walk

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Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

Transformations for 10

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Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

Vector Walk

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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Pdf Matcher

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Which pdfs match the curves?

Differential Equation Matcher

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Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Reaction Rates

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Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

Equation Matcher

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Can you match these equations to these graphs?

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Debt Race

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Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Air Routes

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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.