Science makes extensive use of models to describe reality. The predictive powers of models are also the foundation of technology/engineering. However, even the application of simple models can quickly result in challenging mathematical problems. Numerical simulations on computers are a much easier way to understand the behaviour of a model.
In this workshop, students formulate mathematical models of simple mechanical systems such as the motion of projectiles including air drag, the non-harmonic motion of a physical pendulum, or the motion of a planet. They get introduced to the principles of solving the equations of motion by numerical integration and program computers using the Python language accordingly.
- Physics O-Level: Kinematics, Dynamics, Newton's law, Physics
- A-Level: Forces, Dynamics, Energy, Gravitational field, Motion in a circle, Oscillations, Computing
- O-Level: Algorithms, Programming, Mathematics
- O-Level: Rate and speed, Functions and graphs, Problems in real-world contexts, Geometry and Measurement Mathematics
- A-Level: Functions and Graphs, Vectors, Sequences and series, Calculus, Numerical methods
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|Delivery Type ||Lecture Demonstration |
|Level ||S2, S3, S4, S5, JC1, JC2 |
|Number of Pax ||10 to 24|
|Duration ||3 hours |
|Timing ||9.30am, 2.30pm|