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Physics Extended Essay

  1. Jun 2, 2009 #1
    hi guys!!
    I'm doing my Extended Essay in Physics for IB diploma.
    Im thinking of relating robotics with physics.
    Physics must be the main theme for the essay and i should relate robotics into physics.
    Please help me guys.
    What are the topics that i can do?
    Please give me some ideas!!
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  3. Jun 2, 2009 #2


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    I would strongly suggest that you consult with your thesis advisor. I'm many years removed from the IB program (and I wrote, but ultimately did not complete, my extended essay in History) but you would need to find a very specialized topic in order to have it qualify, and it'd have to be more physics-y rather than technical or engineering (If I Recall Correctly). Something along the lines of, say, capacitive sensing for obstacle detection.

    Alternately, something like simple control of a robotic arm, might qualify under Mathematics and Computer Science.

    Again, and I can't emphasize this point enough, consult your advisor, and do it early (especially if you discover that you need to find another one). I didn't, left the topic far too long, and ended up not completing my extended essay (the relative indifference and hands-off philosophy of my advisor may also have played a part, but I probably could've gone to another advisor at my high school, had it been early enough).
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