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

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?

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

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

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.

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?

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

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

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

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?

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

Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.

Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an infinite network of resistances.

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.

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?

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.