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Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

Core Scientific Mathematics

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

Engnrich

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

Ramping it Up

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

The Power of Dimensional Analysis

Age 14 to 18

An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.

More Bridge Building

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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

Stemnrich - Technology

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.

Making More Tracks

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Given the equation for the path followed by the back wheel of a bike, can you solve to find the equation followed by the front wheel?

The Not-so-simple Pendulum 2

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum

Moving Stonehenge

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.

Battery Modelling

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Find out how to model a battery mathematically

Powerfully Fast

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

Maths in the Undergraduate Physical Sciences

Age 16 to 18

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. . . .

Mach Attack

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

Pumping the Power

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?

Physnrich

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

Dangerous Driver?

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

Stonehenge Is Going Nowhere

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

In an extension to the Stonehenge problem, consider the mechanical possibilities for an arrangement of frictional rollers.

New Units for Old

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you match up the entries from this table of units?

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.

Go Spaceship Go

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power

Model Solutions

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

Bridge Builder

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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

Maximum Flow

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.

AC/DC Circuits

Age 16 to 18

This article, including exercises, gives a thorough grounding in the topic of AC/DC circuits.

Overarch 1

Age 16 to 18 ShortChallenge Level

This short question asks if you can work out the most precarious way to balance four tiles.

Differential Electricity

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

As a capacitor discharges, its charge changes continuously. Find the differential equation governing this variation.

Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Impedance Can Be Complex!

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Put your complex numbers and calculus to the test with this impedance calculation.

The Wheatstone Bridge

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Explore the mathematics behind the famous Wheatstone Bridge circuit.

Not Another NAND!

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Prove that you can make any type of logic gate using just NAND gates.

Who Is an Engineer? A Quick Perspective After One Year of a University Engineering Course

Age 16 to 18

Doug has just finished the first year of his undergraduate engineering course at Cambridge University. Here he gives his perspectives on engineering.

Euler's Buckling Formula

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Derive Euler's buckling formula from first principles.

Beam Me Up

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

A preview of some of the beam deflection mechanics you will look at in the first year of an engineering degree

Building up Friction

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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

Turbo Turbines

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

A look at power generation using wind turbines.

A Circuit Problem

Age 16 to 18 ShortChallenge Level

Explore the voltages and currents in this interesting circuit configuration.

Overarch 2

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Bricks are 20cm long and 10cm high. How high could an arch be built without mortar on a flat horizontal surface, to overhang by 1 metre? How big an overhang is it possible to make like this?

Stonehenge

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Explain why, when moving heavy objects on rollers, the object moves twice as fast as the rollers. Try a similar experiment yourself.

Procedure Solver

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you think like a computer and work out what this flow diagram does?