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Homework Help: Extended essay ideas for physics -- help needed please

  1. Nov 1, 2014 #1
    Hi Guys,

    I need help with my topic for physics, I'm thinking of doing something on aerodynamics, but if its not possible I need help to figure other topics from physics. I would appreciate any advice you would have to give me. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Nov 1, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Welcome to PF!

    Write about frisbee flight. You can talk about its design, do some experiments and even simulate it on a computer. There's a really good paper that describes the flight mechanics in great detail coupled with the biomechanics of throwing it.

    http://biosport.ucdavis.edu/sample-page/test-page-1/frisbee-flight-simulation-and-throw-biomechanics/ [Broken]

    Sarah Hummel wrote a masters thesis on it.

    Or as a variation you could consider the boomerang, or aerobee...
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  4. Nov 1, 2014 #3
    Do you think it would be possible if I tested how different noises/wings on planes affect it's lift and reaction in a wind tunnel?

    thank you for your adivce. :)
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