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?
This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
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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mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help
develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .
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Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt
on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
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.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good
approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
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When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can
lead to different shaped graphs emerging
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials
often used in mathematical modelling.
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source
Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them
start to move when released from rest?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying
the ideal gas laws.
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the
approximate simple pendulum
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out
of overtaking power
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
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
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?
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by
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. . . .
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down