# Resources tagged with: Energy

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Mechanics > Energy

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

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

##### Age 14 to 18

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

##### 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?

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.