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Broad Topics > Mechanics > Forces

### Building up Friction

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A series of activities to build up intuition on the mathematics of friction.

### Cannon Balls

##### Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

### More Bridge Building

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which parts of these framework bridges are in tension and which parts are in compression?

### Bridge Builder

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

In this short problem we investigate the tensions and compressions in a framework made from springs and ropes.

### Whirlyball

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Whirl a conker around in a horizontal circle on a piece of string. What is the smallest angular speed with which it can whirl?

### Lunar Leaper

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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?

### Fundamental Particles Collection

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A collection of problems related to the mathematics of fundamental physics.

### Little Little G

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?

### Uniformly Unstable

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Invent shapes with different numbers of stable and unstable equilibrium points

### Coin Cogs

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

### Mechanics in the Primary Years

##### Age 5 to 7

This article for teachers sets out some ideas for introducing children to some of the concepts at the root of mechanics.

### Baked Bean Cans

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets do? How high can you safely stack the cans?