Resources tagged with: Energy

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Broad Topics > Mechanics > Energy

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

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

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

Sweeping Satellite

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

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?

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?

Whoosh

Age 16 to 18
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A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

High Jumping

Age 14 to 18

How high can a high jumper jump? How can a high jumper jump higher without jumping higher? Read on...

Pole Vaulting

Age 16 to 18
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Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting