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
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
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?
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out
of overtaking power
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
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Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting