Resources tagged with: Rigid Bodies

There are 5 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Rigid Bodies, you may find related items under Mechanics.

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More Bridge Building

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Which parts of these framework bridges are in tension and which parts are in compression?

Bridge Builder

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

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

Wobbler

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

A cone is glued to a hemisphere. When you place it on a table in what position does it come to rest?

Lunar Leaper

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?

Euler's Buckling Formula

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Derive Euler's buckling formula from first principles.