Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...

Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging

Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

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?

Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?

Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.

Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an infinite network of resistances.

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.

A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.

Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.

Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.

Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?

Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?

Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges

Investigate some of the issues raised by Geiger and Marsden's famous scattering experiment in which they fired alpha particles at a sheet of gold.

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

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Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?

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

Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers

Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum

Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power