Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
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?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Estimate areas using random grids
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
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.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
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?
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.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.