Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
Find out how to model a battery mathematically
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. . . .
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
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Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
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 match up the entries from this table of units?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
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?
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an infinite network of resistances.
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
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
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
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
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.