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Maths in the Undergraduate Physical Sciences

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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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Whoosh

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Which Twin Is Older?

Stage: 5

A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.

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Motion Capture

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Universal Time, Mass, Length

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?

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Cannon Balls

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Lunar Leaper

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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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Escape from Planet Earth

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

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Stemnrich - Technology

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.

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Big and Small Numbers in Physics - Group Task

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

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Physnrich

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

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The Real Hydrogen Atom

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms

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The Amazing Properties of Water

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT

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Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

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Ideal Gases

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

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Mach Attack

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

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Pumping the Power

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?

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Moving Stonehenge

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.

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Electromagnetism

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Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.

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Neural Nets

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Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.

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Constantly Changing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

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Keep Your Momentum Going

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Levels of Bohr

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Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.

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Lennard Jones Potential

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges

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Gravity Paths

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

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Striking Gold

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Cobalt Decay

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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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The Lorentz Force Law

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Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.

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Chemnrich

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .

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Engnrich

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

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The Ultra Particle

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

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The Not-so-simple Pendulum 2

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Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum

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Hold Still Please

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?

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Modelling Assumptions in Mechanics

Stage: 5

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

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Ramping it Up

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

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Powerfully Fast

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

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Reaction Types

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

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Go Spaceship Go

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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New Units for Old

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you match up the entries from this table of units?

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Advanced STEM

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.

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Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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Drug Stabiliser

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How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?

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Eudiometry

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?

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Ideal Axes

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Pack Man

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Core Scientific Mathematics

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

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Battery Modelling

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find out how to model a battery mathematically

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Motorbike Momentum

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

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Sweeping Satellite

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.