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## Homework Statement

I am taking a computational physics course right now and we have to do a project for the semester.

I have been trying to think of a project to do. It can be a pretty wide range of things. So far we have been doing various numerical approximations with different systems with coupled differential equations, etc.

I am probably going to use MATLAB to do the modeling. We can really choose just about anything, but i would like it to be at least loosely connected with physics.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have thought of a couple of things, but nothing yet that seems really that compelling...

1. I was thinking about modeling the heat equation for solids of either 2 or 3 dimensions with multiple point sources of heat.

2. An airplane achieving lift.

3. Simple bridge/truss stress analyzer.

The problem is that it is really hard to find a problem that, while being interesting, is not too easy, and not close to being a PhD thesis.

If anyone has any ideas of something i could do, i'd really appreciate it.

Thanks.