Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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 physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
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?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Which pdfs match the curves?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.