Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which pdfs match the curves?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
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.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?