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Ending bachelor - Audio Spotlight

  1. Oct 23, 2014 #1
    Hi there,

    I am trying to finish my bachelor - meaning I have to prepare the document at the and of my studies at first bologna stage - studying Physics.

    Well I don't really have any good ideas on what to research - what topics, but I did manage to find out this http://www.holosonics.com/index.html [Broken] . And it looks really interesting, but the problem is that I really can't find any more literature / articles about that, therefore I am concerned that I may not be able to have enough material to read / study. So my question here is:

    a) Do you maybe know of any good articles about the given phenomena?
    b) Or do you maybe have a better idea for a topic?

    Thanks for any help!

    cheers
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2014 #2

    davenn

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    and my questions to you would be....

    what is your best/preferred area of interest in physics ?
    is it really holosonics or was that subject just plucked out of the air ?

    you should be at least attempting to do some new research rather than just rehashing other people's papers :)

    regards
    Dave
     
  4. Oct 23, 2014 #3
    I can't answer you that. I really can't. I would love to, but I can't.

    But if I really have to, I would say: Aerodynamics, airflow simulations. But generally speaking it is just anything that sounds interesting to me. And by anything I really mean anything. Like the example above (Audio Spotlight) - I accidentally came across it and got totally interested and motivated to do some research because to me it sounds really awesome - but before that, I never showed much interest into sound. Also in the last 14 days one of my professors spent about 10 minutes introducing us geothermal dynamo theory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamo_theory which also sounds amazing.

    I hope this roughly describes how hard it is for me to answer your question. :D

    Of course I don't want to only rehash other people's research or articles. For example, one idea was also to make a CFD simulations in OpenFOAM, for example: Simulating airflow around a given object or simulate airflow in a room with heating or similar. But the problem is that working with OpenFoam requires a fair amount of C++ programming and also Linux OS - and I have absolutely no experience with none of them so I am afraid I would never be able to finish it on time.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2014 #4
    Did they patent the technology? Then you can read the patents. Of course, you can't entirely trust anything that comes from the company; they may be wildly exaggerating their claims. Do you know if it truly works?
     
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  6. Oct 23, 2014 #5

    davenn

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    if you cannot, why do you think that we would be able to ? ;)

    tis difficult to do a final year paper on a subject you have little knowledge in, and even more difficult for anyone to advise to as such
    If I was you, I would be sitting down with my course professors/tutors and talking about different possibilities
    They know you, They know what areas you excelled in and where you were weak and could advice accordingly

    cheers
    dave
     
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