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

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

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

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

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

This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

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?

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

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

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

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How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?

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

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Gravity on the Moon is about 1/6th that on the Earth. A pole-vaulter 2 metres tall can clear a 5 metres pole on the Earth. How high a pole could he clear on the Moon?

A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties

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

A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

An article about the kind of maths a first year undergraduate in physics, engineering and other physical sciences courses might encounter. The aim is to highlight the link between particular maths. . . .

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

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

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

chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .