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 the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
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?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
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.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
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 statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
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.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
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.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.