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Jan213, 12:38 PM

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I am participating in the IYPT and i have encountered a question on elastic space which relates to gravity wells. I need to get a proper hypothesis that can be investigated within realistic parameters. I unable to get any new ideas because i am relatively new to the subject and dont have much to go on. Here's the question
The dynamics and apparent interactions of massive balls rolling on a stretched horizontal membrane are often used to illustrate gravitation. Investigate the system further. Is it possible to define and measure the apparent “gravitational constant” in such a “world”? i wanted to know if i could link my hypothesis with the theories of relativity which could be investigated with equipment from a school lab of course and whether you could suggest some other ideas i should investigate my hypothesis on. It does not necessarily have to be related to gravity wells but related in some way to gravity and their interactions with objects with mass, gravity wells is just something i came up with Thanks 



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Jan213, 02:41 PM

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What is IYPT? Is it a contest? If so, what are the rules about getting outside help?




#3
Jan213, 02:51 PM

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International Young Physicists' Tournament:http://iypt.org/Tournaments/FAQ Edit: It appears it doesn't start until July so I assume getting help now would be allowed. 



#4
Jan513, 12:43 PM

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IYPT question on gravity wells and usage of elastic space.
yeah it is fine just need a brain storm and the link to all the rules are here http://ilyam.org/FDD_2013_IYPT_Reference_kit.pdf. i just need ideas for a hypothesis thats all because i am a beginner in the field and need help in formulating ideas. it can be even be related to differential equations and i can grasp physics concepts of any caliber easily because i am versed with complex mathematical concepts and topics. Just need ideas because i am new to this, thats all . Greatly appreciate your help if you can lend me your ideas.




#5
Jan513, 12:46 PM

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oh yeah and the contest allows for outside help to be allowed as they are willing for participants to get ideas from any and all sources possible



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