Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential 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.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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 calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
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?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
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.