1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 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. 3. 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.