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Broad Topics > Cross-curricular Contexts > Physics

Ramping it Up

Age 16 to 18
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Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

Neural Nets

Age 16 to 18

Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.

The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

Age 16 to 18
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See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

Moving Stonehenge

Age 16 to 18
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A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.

The Power of Dimensional Analysis

Age 14 to 18

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

Chemnrich

Age 14 to 18
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chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Age 16 to 18
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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Drug Stabiliser

Age 16 to 18
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How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?

Physnrich

Age 14 to 18
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PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

Engnrich

Age 16 to 18
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engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

Battery Modelling

Age 16 to 18
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Find out how to model a battery mathematically

The Lorentz Force Law

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.

Universal Time, Mass, Length

Age 16 to 18 Short
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Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?

Ideal Gases

Age 16 to 18
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Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.

Pack Man

Age 16 to 18
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A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties

Levels of Bohr

Age 16 to 18
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Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.

Keep Your Momentum Going

Age 16 to 18
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A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.

Electromagnetism

Age 16 to 18

Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.

Core Scientific Mathematics

Age 14 to 18
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This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics - Group Task

Age 16 to 18
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Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

Go Spaceship Go

Age 16 to 18
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Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power

The Real Hydrogen Atom

Age 16 to 18
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Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms

Reaction Types

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

Powerfully Fast

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

The Not-so-simple Pendulum 2

Age 16 to 18
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Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum

Ancient Astronomical Terms

Age 11 to 18

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

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16
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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

New Units for Old

Age 16 to 18
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Can you match up the entries from this table of units?

Mach Attack

Age 16 to 18
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Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

Pumping the Power

Age 16 to 18
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What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18
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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Gravity Paths

Age 16 to 18
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Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?

Cannon Balls

Age 16 to 18 Short
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How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

The Ultra Particle

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

Escape from Planet Earth

Age 16 to 18
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How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

Earth Orbit

Age 16 to 18
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Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.

Sweeping Satellite

Age 16 to 18
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Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.

Modelling Assumptions in Mechanics

Age 16 to 18

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

Diamonds Aren't Forever

Age 16 to 18
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Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...

Motorbike Momentum

Age 16 to 18
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A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

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. . . .

Stemnrich - Technology

Age 11 to 16
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This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.

Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16
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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Eudiometry

Age 16 to 18
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When a mixture of gases burn, will the volume change?

Ideal Axes

Age 16 to 18
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Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16
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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Cobalt Decay

Age 16 to 18
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Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

Striking Gold

Age 16 to 18
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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.

Lennard Jones Potential

Age 16 to 18
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Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges

Lunar Leaper

Age 16 to 18
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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?