Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
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.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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 pdfs match the curves?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
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 shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
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.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.