Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
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Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.
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?
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
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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?
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
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.
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
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. . . .
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.