Mathematical Models in Mechanics

This is a collection of mechanics problems organised by curriculum content. More topics are available in the mechanics curriculum mapping pages.

10 Olympic Starters

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

Slides

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How fast will you slide down these slides?

Pole Vaulting

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

Model Solutions

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

Modelling Assumptions in Mechanics

Stage: 5

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.