Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?