Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
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A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
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 simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an infinite network of resistances.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
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.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
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.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
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An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.
Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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.
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
Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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.
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics