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?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
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.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Which pdfs match the curves?
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.
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
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.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?