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Uniformly Unstable

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Invent shapes with different numbers of stable and unstable equilibrium points

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Lunar Leaper

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Whirlyball

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Whirl a conker around in a horizontal circle on a piece of string. What is the smallest angular speed with which it can whirl?

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Little Little G

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?

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Cannon Balls

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

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Fundamental Particles Collection

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A collection of problems related to the mathematics of fundamental physics.

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More Bridge Building

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Which parts of these framework bridges are in tension and which parts are in compression?

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Building up Friction

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Bridge Builder

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this short problem we investigate the tensions and compressions in a framework made from springs and ropes.