Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.
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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?
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
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 Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
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.
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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Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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 power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
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
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
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.
Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
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.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum
A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power
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An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.
Find out why water is one of the most amazing compounds in the universe and why it is essential for life. - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?
Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers
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. . . .