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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a
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Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.
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An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
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
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate
to structural properties
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after
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Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out
of overtaking power
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying
the ideal gas laws.
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind
exceeding the sound barrier.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
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.
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt
on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
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?
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
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?
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can
lead to different shaped graphs emerging
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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
Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them
start to move when released from rest?