Prove that you can make any type of logic gate using just NAND gates.

Can you think like a computer and work out what this flow diagram does?

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

A preview of some of the beam deflection mechanics you will look at in the first year of an engineering degree

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

Derive Euler's buckling formula from first principles.

Explore the mathematics behind the famous Wheatstone Bridge circuit.

As a capacitor discharges, its charge changes continuously. Find the differential equation governing this variation.

A series of activities to build up intuition on the mathematics of friction.

This article, including exercises, gives a thorough grounding in the topic of AC/DC circuits.

Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb? Will you be able to hit the target?

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.

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

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

Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

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

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

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

Put your complex numbers and calculus to the test with this impedance calculation.

A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

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.

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

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

At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

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

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

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

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Doug has just finished the first year of his undergraduate engineering course at Cambridge University. Here he gives his perspectives on engineering.

Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.

Can you work out how to produce the right amount of chemical in a temperature-dependent reaction?

Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

Investigate the mathematics behind blood buffers and derive the form of a titration curve.

In this question we push the pH formula to its theoretical limits.

The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?

What does the empirical formula of this mixture of iron oxides tell you about its consituents?

Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.