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Research topics for personal statement and A2 physics

  1. Jun 12, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone I'm new to physics forums so sorry if this is in the wrong section.

    I'm currently in Year 12 going into Year 13 and for my physics A2 I have to find a research topic (which would be in the form of a question) on which I would have to write a 1200 word report on. My problem is that I'm struggling to find interesting topics which would relate to the career I would like to take (if that makes sense).

    I joined the forums to ask whether anyone on here would know any interesting topics. The only question I have so far is 'Why does the Millennium Bridge wobble?' which was suggested to me by my teacher.

    As you might be able to tell by my username currently I only know the basic things about Mech Eng and would like to heighten my understanding so would anyone know of any good INTERESTING books to read, I'm up for a challenging book and research topic but obviously wouldn't want something that has ridiculous amounts of jargon or is highly technical. I would talk about this in my personal statement too.

    Could I PLEASE have some input as I'm really struggling to find someone/an engineer/university student who is willing to help and so haven't found any wex which is a whole different story lol

    ps i wouldnt mind doing an experiment or building something cool :biggrin:
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  3. Jun 12, 2013 #2
    If you know a bit of CAD, you can make a fun physics project related to stress analysis.
  4. Jun 12, 2013 #3
    Research the bouncing bomb ;) - do something similar if you enjoy the look of it (has a lot of physics, but relatively easy to do an experiment on it, and the physics isn't too hard, around M3/M4 level if you do maths).
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