When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out
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.
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the
universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good
approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can
lead to different shaped graphs emerging
This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.
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. . . .
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the
Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication
in the body over time?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth
follows around the sun.
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying
the ideal gas laws.
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt
on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an
infinite network of resistances.
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
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind
exceeding the sound barrier.
A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate
to structural properties