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?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
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.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
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?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
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.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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?
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?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Estimate areas using random grids
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?