This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
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?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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 meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.