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.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
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?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
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?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
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?
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.