Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
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.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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.
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.
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?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
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?
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.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
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
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?