A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties

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.

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?

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?

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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

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Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms

Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

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?

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

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

Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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

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

Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.

Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

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?

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

Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges

Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?

Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.

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

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

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

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. . . .

Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers

Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?