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Physics coursework inspire me ;)

  1. Feb 5, 2005 #1
    gotta think of some ideas for my physics coursework (alvel y13)...
    well basically the whole project has to have some sort of a rationale, or a real life use.

    i want to do something related to mechanics etc, these are my ideas so far:
    • Collisions of a trolley on a ramp, using a force meter. (impulse can be calculated by integrating)
    • Two dimensional collisions, of two balls
    • Toppling

    any suggested pracs that worked for ya? or some other good mechanics ones to do?

    thanks
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2005 #2
    bump ............
     
  4. Feb 6, 2005 #3
    What are you trying to do KingAS for your project? Are you going to investigate on an experiment or are you trying to devise something(a particular device)?

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  5. Feb 7, 2005 #4
    i am investigating on collisions between trolleys on a ramp, any real life situations that you can think off? or perhaps some physics principles that could be applied to this experiment.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2005 #5
    How about airbags? Certainly a real life situation consisting of 2 objects coliding with each other, not sure if it is what you are looking for though.

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  7. Feb 7, 2005 #6

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    How about crumple zones? Easy to model in the lab, and easy to apply to real life situations.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2005 #7
    try something to d with the coefficient of restitution
    u can use two objects, collide them together and measure the collision's elasticity. hope that was helpful. try researching the topic on the net.
     
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