This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.
chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .
PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
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.
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging
Find out how to model a battery mathematically