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Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting
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?
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
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good
approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges