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
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the
Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt
on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth
follows around the sun.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in