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Quorum-sensing

Age 16 to 18 Short
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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

Age 16 to 18
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Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

Real-life Equations

Age 16 to 18
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Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Bessel's Equation

Age 16 to 18
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Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16
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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16
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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16
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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16
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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16
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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Reaction Rates

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Age 16 to 18
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Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16
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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 18
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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?

Stirling Work

Age 16 to 18
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See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16
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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16
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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16
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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Building Approximations for Sin(x)

Age 16 to 18
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Build up the concept of the Taylor series

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18
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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16
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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Crystal Symmetry

Age 16 to 18
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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Age 16 to 18
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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Pdf Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Which pdfs match the curves?

Brimful 2

Age 16 to 18
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Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

Brimful

Age 16 to 18
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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

Maths Filler 2

Age 14 to 16
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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Population Dynamics Collection

Age 16 to 18
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This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Operating Machines

Age 16 to 18
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What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?

Dangerous Driver?

Age 16 to 18
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Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

Transformations for 10

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

Integration Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?

Debt Race

Age 16 to 18
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Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16
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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18
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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Differential Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Genetics

Age 14 to 16
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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Scale Invariance

Age 16 to 18
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By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

Root Hunter

Age 16 to 18
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In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

Stats Statements

Age 16 to 18
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Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Can you match these equations to these graphs?

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16
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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Pdf Stories

Age 16 to 18
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Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

Construct the Solar System

Age 14 to 18
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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16
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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18
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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Perfect Eclipse

Age 14 to 16
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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.