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### Gravity Paths

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?

### The Not-so-simple Pendulum 2

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum

### Go Spaceship Go

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power

### A Question of Scale

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

### The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

### Cannon Balls

##### Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

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

### Escape from Planet Earth

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

### Motion Capture

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.

### 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?

### Which Twin Is Older?

##### Age 16 to 18

A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.

### Lunar Leaper

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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?

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Alternative Record Book

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

### The Amazing Properties of Water

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT

### Stemnrich - Technology

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.

### Construct the Solar System

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### Guessing the Graph

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

### Ancient Astronomical Terms

##### Age 11 to 18

Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers

### Maths in the Undergraduate Physical Sciences

##### Age 16 to 18

An article about the kind of maths a first year undergraduate in physics, engineering and other physical sciences courses might encounter. The aim is to highlight the link between particular maths. . . .

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

### Battery Modelling

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Find out how to model a battery mathematically

### Pack Man

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties

### Ramping it Up

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

### Motorbike Momentum

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

### Moving Stonehenge

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.

### The Power of Dimensional Analysis

##### Age 14 to 18

An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.

### Diamonds Aren't Forever

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...

### 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.

### Mach Attack

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

### Pumping the Power

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.

### Sweeping Satellite

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.

### Levels of Bohr

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.

### Eudiometry

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?

### Ideal Axes

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging

### The Real Hydrogen Atom

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms

### The Lorentz Force Law

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?

### Cobalt Decay

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

### The Ultra Particle

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

### Striking Gold

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Investigate some of the issues raised by Geiger and Marsden's famous scattering experiment in which they fired alpha particles at a sheet of gold.

### Constantly Changing

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

### Poiseuille's Equation

Look at the flow of fluids down circular pipes.

### Lennard Jones Potential

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges

### Approximately Certain

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Engnrich

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

### Physnrich

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics