Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
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?
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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. . . .
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.
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.
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
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Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991