What is Physics extended essay: Definition and 26 Discussions

Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), romanized: physikḗ (epistḗmē), lit. 'knowledge of nature', from φύσις phýsis 'nature') is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behavior through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and, through its inclusion of astronomy, perhaps the oldest. Over much of the past two millennia, physics, chemistry, biology, and certain branches of mathematics were a part of natural philosophy, but during the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century these natural sciences emerged as unique research endeavors in their own right. Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms studied by other sciences and suggest new avenues of research in academic disciplines such as mathematics and philosophy.
Advances in physics often enable advances in new technologies. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism, solid-state physics, and nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.

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    What Are Some Possible Topics for an IB Physics Extended Essay?

    These are a few topics I had shortlisted, please advise if anyone of them is EE worthy: - To what extent does the rotational velocity of a ping-pong ball affect its horizontal travel distance? -How is the drop time of a parachute affected by variables such as mass, canopy area, size of apex...
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    Astrophysics/Astronomy Extended Essay -- Trying to figure out a research topic

    Homework Statement: Ideas for astrophysics EE Homework Equations: Extended essay Hi Guys! I'm trying to figure out a research topic in astrophysics/astronomy for my IB extended essay. I don't really know what to do, do any of you any ideas, maybe even off the top of your heads? It needs to...
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    B IB Physics Extended Essay - Quantum Levitation

    I've decided to focus my essay on quantum locking: including superconductors (YBCO), the Meissner Effect. I have access to the materials needed to experiment with this topic (materials from quantumlevitation.com). Could anyone help me formulate an appropriate research question for my Extended...
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    B I formulating a research question for my Extended Essay

    Hello, I am a student in the IB Diploma course. I've decided to focus my essay on quantum locking: including superconductors (YBCO), the Meissner Effect. I have access to the materials needed to experiment with this topic (materials from quantumlevitation.com). Could anyone help me formulate an...
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    Astronomy Physics Extended Essay

    Hi, I was told today that I will be starting my EE (an EE stands for Extended Essay, where we have to write 4000 words research paper where you analyse data, do experiments etc... for a particular topic of your choice) One of my main areas of interest in physics is astronomy and I would like to...
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    B Physics Extended Essay Research Question

    So we need to decide our research question for the Extended Essay. The extended essay is basically a 4000-word in-depth research on atopic. I chose physics as my subject and I want to something in classical mechanics. can someone please suggest a topic ASAP. P.s. even though its a high school...
  7. manu101

    Physics EE (Extended Essay) on Bicycle Stability

    Hello! I'm new to the Physics forums so I'm not too sure if this is the right place. But hopefully it is :) Anyway, I'm currently an IB student studying Physics at higher level and decided that I was going to do my EE (extended essay), which is about 4000 words, on physics. Since I really...
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    Schools Physics Extended Essay Topics (Electricity/Circuits/etc.)

    I am an IB student and I want to write a 4000 word paper on Physics. I want to incorporate circuits into the paper with the foundation of my topic discussing electric fields/electric force/anything of this sort. I need advice on what kinds of topics can be suitable to write 4000 words on. I am...
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    Help with Physics Extended Essay

    Well, I'm just finishing my first year with the IB program and we're starting our extended essay (a 4000 words investigation). I am posting here because i need help with the topic (I've chosen to do a Physics EE). So far I've came up with windmills and to determine factors that affect its...
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    [IB] Physics Extended Essay

    Sorry I didn't post this using the template :c, since this is not a Physics problem to solve. Hello everyone, I hope this is the right section to ask this.. I am in a program called International Baccalaureate and I need to write a 4000 word essay on Physics. My investigation is related to 2D...
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    IB Physics Extended Essay - Terminal velocity experiment - ideas neede

    Hi. I decided a month or so ago, that I am going to do my physics extended essay on the topic of terminal velocity. However, at the moment I am not sure what experiment I can do. At the beginning I thought I would do an experiment where I would drop bodies made of cardboard with different...
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    Physics Extended Essay: Kinetic Friction Research

    Hello! I am doing my Extended Essay in physics. Extended Essay is a formal research on a topic and its about 4000 words. My topic is ' How does depth of water on the road and the temperature of the road affect the coefficient of kinetic friction'. My teacher says I cannot effectively control...
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    Physics Extended Essay Suggestions

    I am a high school student who is extremely passionate about physics. As part of the IB program, I need to pick a question and write an extended essay by next September using about 40 hours to write approximately 4,000 words. I chose physics for my subject area, and would appreciate some...
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    What are some potential research questions for an IB Physics extended essay?

    Hi. I'm supposed to write an extended essay in physics (I'm currently studying in the last year of IB diploma program). I haven't chosen any research question or a topic for my essay. I would appreciate if you could give me some ideas. The areas of physics in which I like to do my EE are waves...
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    Write physics extended essay (IB)

    Hi. I'm supposed to write an extended essay in physics (I'm currently studying in the last year of IB). I haven't chosen any research question or a topic for my essay. I would appreciate if you could give me some ideas. I searched about it but all the ideas I found are so common and everybody...
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    How Can Bernoulli's Principle Explain a Hovering Ping Pong Ball?

    Hey everyone, this is my first post here, I hope this is a good place to put it. I take HL physics for my IB program and thinking of doing the EE on physics. I looked into Bernoulli's principle and thought this would be interesting. A good experiment is having a ping pong ball hover over a...
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    Physics Extended Essay Guidance

    I will be starting my IB Extended Essay soon and desperately need help choosing a topic. I have taken Physics as my subject because I really enjoy it. I am trying to combine physics with a sport because it will be more interesting for me. I had brainstormed a little, and found that golf and...
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    Possible topic: What are some potential topics for a Physics Extended Essay?

    Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this..im just a noob ok i want to start my EE for physics.. can someone pls give me a topic to write on. I wanted to do sumthing on electric circuits or Simple Harmonic Motion its sumthing that shuld be possible to do in a school any suggestions...
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    Physics extended essay (not hwk)

    hey people! so I am an IB student who has chosen to do his extended essay in physics so I've done all the experiments that i wanted to do for my topic. but now I am just concerned if its too simple (is that something they consider?) well anyway, my case is that i investigated the effect of...
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    Physics Extended Essay: Robotics & Physics Ideas

    hi guys! I'm doing my Extended Essay in Physics for IB diploma. Im thinking of relating robotics with physics. Physics must be the main theme for the essay and i should relate robotics into physics. Please help me guys. What are the topics that i can do? Please give me some ideas!
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    How can robotics be integrated into a physics Extended Essay for the IB diploma?

    Hi guys! I'm new here. I'm here to ask you guys for your opinions. I'm planning to do my Extended essay in physics. I want to relate my E.E with robotics. Can you guys please give me some ideas??
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    I need suggestions for my Physics extended essay

    I am an IB student and in grade 11 and I really need some suggestions for my extended essay on physics. I want to do something that is relevant to 'communications' or something to do with Electrical Engineering, because that is what i want to do when I go into University, so it will help a lot...
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    Physics Extended Essay Topic Question

    im not sure if this is the right place to ask but.. im currently taking the International Baccalaureate and I've decided to write my extended essay on physics the extended essay is basically a 3000-4000 word essay we write on one of the subjects we learn i've decided to write an...
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    Desperately need suggestions for my IB physics extended essay

    Basically the extended essay is a piece of independent research done during the course of IB. I'm planning to do a physics EE, but now it's mid April and I still failed to find a simple yet specific topic to do reasearch on. My last few ideas were too complex or not specific enough. My...
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    Topics for Physics Extended Essay

    I apologize if this thread is in the wrong spot. I am new here, and I know how annoying n00bs can be... I was wondering if there are any possible physics topics to do on the extended essay for the IB diploma in aerodynamics. It is basically a 4000 word paper on anything you want, and I would...
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    IB physics extended essay HELP

    IB physics extended essay HELP! tis the season to start stressing over extended essay and i need help. i am planning to investigate how different angles of airplane flaps affect the lift of the plane when the plane is taking off or landing (because that's when the flaps come out)- you know how...