Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
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?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
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.
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?
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.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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 draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?