Can you think like a computer and work out what this flow diagram does?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Prove that you can make any type of logic gate using just NAND gates.
Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb? Will you be able to hit the target?
A preview of some of the beam deflection mechanics you will look at in the first year of an engineering degree
Put your complex numbers and calculus to the test with this impedance calculation.
A look at power generation using wind turbines.
Derive Euler's buckling formula from first principles.
A series of activities to build up intuition on the mathematics of friction.
As a capacitor discharges, its charge changes continuously. Find the differential equation governing this variation.
Explore the mathematics behind the famous Wheatstone Bridge circuit.
This article, including exercises, gives a thorough grounding in the topic of AC/DC circuits.
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
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.
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties
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?
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
A brief introduction to PCR and restriction mapping, with relevant calculations...
How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?
Doug has just finished the first year of his undergraduate engineering course at Cambridge University. Here he gives his perspectives on engineering.
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.
In this question we push the pH formula to its theoretical limits.
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
At what temperature is the pH of water exactly 7?
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?
Investigate the mathematics behind blood buffers and derive the form of a titration curve.
Use the logarithm to work out these pH values
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Think about the bond angles occurring in a simple tetrahedral molecule and ammonia.
Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.