Advanced Problem Solving Module 14

Advanced Problem Solving Module 14

STEP Mechanics - What Do You Need to Know? 

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:
What do you need to know to be able to tackle Mechanics STEP questions?
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

Model Solutions 

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:
How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

Whoosh 

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

Out in Space 

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:
A space craft is ten thousand kilometres from the centre of the Earth moving away at 10 km per second. At what distance will it have half that speed?

Wobbler 

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:
A cone is glued to a hemisphere. When you place it on a table in what position does it come to rest?