Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
From the atomic masses recorded in a mass spectrometry analysis can
you deduce the possible form of these compounds?
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after
This black box reveals random values of some important, but
unusual, mathematical functions. Can you deduce the purpose of the
Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the
Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the
approximate simple pendulum
Preveina and Timothy both sent us distorted grids or pictures using
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
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 topics (e.g. complex numbers) and their applications.
There has been a murder on the Stevenson estate. Use your
analytical chemistry skills to assess the crime scene and identify
the cause of death...
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.