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Ideas for thesis project

  1. Oct 14, 2015 #1
    I am almost finishing my graduation course, just more 6 months, I tried to work with biological physics for one and a half year, but I did not like, anyway, I need to write my thesis to present at the end of my course, my professor told me to think in something current in theoretical physics, he works with solid state physics, and also a lot of things related to electromagnetism. I have no idea, there are so many things in physics, that I am lost.

    Some ideas would be really useful

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  3. Oct 14, 2015 #2


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    How is your programming skills?

    Perhaps a computational physics problem would be good.

    Is this for an undergraduate thesis or a master's thesis? in physics right?
  4. Oct 14, 2015 #3
    Yes, an undergraduate thesis
  5. Oct 14, 2015 #4


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    What were your favorite subjects/classes? Do you read any physics journals or publications regularly? Have you seen what others have done for their undergraduate thesis subjects in the past? :smile:
  6. Oct 14, 2015 #5


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    You could tackle a fun project like:
    - the flight of a frisbee, aerobee, boomerang, baseball...
    - simulating bicycle configurations to show stability
    - simulate a motion of a skateboard or a particular movement of a skateboard like an ollie

    With respect to the skateboard, there's a commonly cited master's thesis that may give you some ideas by Sarah Hummel:


    Some of these topics may be very complex and you'll have to decide how far you get into them. Bicycle movement can be a very complex topic to analyze as many experts disagree on why the bike works the way it does.

    For bikes here's a discussion on of the physics:


    Other things could be analyzing the physics of a Ring World. This was popular when I was in school:


    and you might something here:


    or you could analyze the Mars Direct mission ideas:


    There's a video on YouTube that describes some of the history too.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
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