Real World Problems for Modelling

Synopsis
A collection of short clips to stimulate modelling investigations and to motivate interest in new topics in mechanics. First describes the modelling process and gives an example of how to define a problem. Contains eight theme sections: bungee jumping, extreme skiing, lifting heavy objects, high winds, golf, leisure park rides, roadholding, space travel. Also shows various studio experiments filmed in slow motion with animation.
Series
Mechanics in Action, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 60 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £22.50 (+VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Accompanying 10-page booklet.
Uses
GCSE and A-level physics and mathematics.
Subjects
Mathematics; Physics
Keywords
mathematical modelling; mechanics

Credits

Director
John Murray
Producer
John Murray
Writer
Ann Kitchen; Kevin Lord

Production Company

Name

University of Leeds Media Services

Notes
see Leeds University Television

Sponsor

Name

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Distributor

Name

Leeds University Television

Contact
Sally Popplewell (Sales supervisor)
Email
mediaservices@leeds.ac.uk
Web
http://mediant.leeds.ac.uk/vtcatalogue/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0113 343 2660
Fax
0113 343 2669
Address
Media Services
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

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