Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
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?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
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.
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.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
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 calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?