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  1. #1 Help picking a project 
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    Hi there - i am a computer science student looking for a final year project. Computer science is nothing without some sort of application (im sure there is a nerdy pun there!) and as such was looking to apply it to a physcis project.

    I must admit sadly i have very little physics background other than having read why does e = mc2 by cox and forshaw. Academically i am on track for a first so i am not worried on the fact i will need to learn, and i have completed a year in industry creating software fro synthetic chemists where i demonstrated i could pick up domain knowledge and transfer it in to a system.

    I was wondering if i anyone had any ideas i could use for a project that wouldnt require a physics degree but would need me to do some research, produce an application and maybe be useful to a physics department or something?

    Thanks for your time

    would definitely appreciate some ideas on this.


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    Perhaps an application/program which summarises areas of physics such as classical mechanics (inc. 2d and 3d kinematics, moments of inertia, angular kinematics etc), quantum mechanics (wave functions, superposition, duality, uncertainty etc), thermodynamics (laws of thermodynamics, entropy, brownian motion etc)...?

    EDIT: So, equations would be included under each section which are explained and related to examples etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by x(x-y) View Post
    Perhaps an application/program which summarises areas of physics such as classical mechanics (inc. 2d and 3d kinematics, moments of inertia, angular kinematics etc), quantum mechanics (wave functions, superposition, duality, uncertainty etc), thermodynamics (laws of thermodynamics, entropy, brownian motion etc)...?

    EDIT: So, equations would be included under each section which are explained and related to examples etc...
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    I think that those ideas are awesome maybe if you want to implement a model of each of them to incorporate images into your code. Maybe also the ability to have it be interactive would probably get you a ton of brownie points with the teacher as well. Also if it was possible to show a flash image on each of the principles. Kind of like x(x-y)'s image a looping flash image. That would be good as well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by drowsy turtle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by x(x-y) View Post
    Perhaps an application/program which summarises areas of physics such as classical mechanics (inc. 2d and 3d kinematics, moments of inertia, angular kinematics etc), quantum mechanics (wave functions, superposition, duality, uncertainty etc), thermodynamics (laws of thermodynamics, entropy, brownian motion etc)...?

    EDIT: So, equations would be included under each section which are explained and related to examples etc...
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    Darn, forgot about that.

    But, I was thinking about an application version for iPods etc- or even a computer program too but it wouldn't require internet connection like Wiki. Maybe...
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