Resources tagged with: Forces

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Broad Topics > Mechanics > Forces

Bridge Builder

Age 16 to 18
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In this short problem we investigate the tensions and compressions in a framework made from springs and ropes.

Building up Friction

Age 16 to 18
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A series of activities to build up intuition on the mathematics of friction.

More Bridge Building

Age 16 to 18
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Which parts of these framework bridges are in tension and which parts are in compression?

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?

Cannon Balls

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

Uniformly Unstable

Age 16 to 18
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Invent shapes with different numbers of stable and unstable equilibrium points

Fundamental Particles Collection

Age 16 to 18
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A collection of problems related to the mathematics of fundamental physics.

Whirlyball

Age 16 to 18
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Whirl a conker around in a horizontal circle on a piece of string. What is the smallest angular speed with which it can whirl?

Little Little G

Age 16 to 18
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See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?