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When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
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. . . .
How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.
Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an infinite network of resistances.
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
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?
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
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 Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?