Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
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.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
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.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Which pdfs match the curves?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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 biological contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
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.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.
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.
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?
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.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?