Mathematical Models in Mechanics

This is a collection of mechanics problems organised by curriculum content. More topics are available in the mechanics curriculum mapping pages.

10 Olympic Starters

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

Slides

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How fast will you slide down these slides?

Pole Vaulting

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

Model Solutions

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

Modelling Assumptions in Mechanics

Age 16 to 18

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.