Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
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.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
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Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
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.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
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?
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
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. . . .
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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties