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 a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.
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Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
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Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.
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.
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
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.
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.
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.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
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. . . .
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Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
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?
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.