Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
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.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
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.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?