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Lunar Leaper

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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?

Cannon Balls

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level:

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

Go Spaceship Go

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

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

Motorbike Momentum

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A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

Powerfully Fast

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Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

Gravity Paths

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

Stemnrich - Technology

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.

Ramping it Up

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

Battery Modelling

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Find out how to model a battery mathematically

Whoosh

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

Engnrich

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engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

Earth Orbit

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

Which Twin Is Older?

Stage: 5

A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.

The Amazing Properties of Water

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Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT

The Real Hydrogen Atom

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Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms

Escape from Planet Earth

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

Ideal Gases

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

Moving Stonehenge

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

Mach Attack

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

Constantly Changing

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

Neural Nets

Stage: 5

Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.

Pumping the Power

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

The Lorentz Force Law

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

The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

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

Big and Small Numbers in Physics - Group Task

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

Lennard Jones Potential

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

Striking Gold

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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.

Universal Time, Mass, Length

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

Physnrich

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

The Ultra Particle

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

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

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.

Eudiometry

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When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?

The Not-so-simple Pendulum 2

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

Reaction Types

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

New Units for Old

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Can you match up the entries from this table of units?

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Drug Stabiliser

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

Diamonds Aren't Forever

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

Ideal Axes

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

Pack Man

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

Maths in the Undergraduate Physical Sciences

Stage: 5

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. . . .

Sweeping Satellite

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Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.

Core Scientific Mathematics

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

The Power of Dimensional Analysis

Stage: 4 and 5

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

Ancient Astronomical Terms

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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

A Question of Scale

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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?