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  1. Mar 16, 2006 #1
    if i wanna research about s.th interesting in physics ,can you help me
    i really wanna a subject like "an unsolvable question in mechanics"or s.th ineresting and it is better to be mechanical,i'm a sudent of physics(2nd year)
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  3. Mar 17, 2006 #2
    There isn't much left to solve in classical mechanics except many body problems which you can solve only numerically. It's just not an active field of research anymore.
  4. Mar 17, 2006 #3
    s.th else but interesting can be helpful,thanks alot
  5. Mar 17, 2006 #4


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    Uh :bugeye: You mean all the research on deterministic chaos and so is not an active field of research ?
  6. Mar 17, 2006 #5
    You're correct. I wrote faster than I though. Naturally there's study of non-linear systems and stuff like that.
  7. Mar 18, 2006 #6
    you fight here with each other and non of you answer my question
  8. Mar 18, 2006 #7
    I would ask your tutor.
  9. Mar 19, 2006 #8
    You really should try to find the answer to this question in yourself. Research is almost always a dull and tedious stretch of work. If you want to do it, it is important to find a topic that you yourself are interested in.

    So what are you interested in? What mysteries have you in your own mind? Make a list. Play with stuff. Take a walk around, looking for things that you do not understand.

    Have a little fun with it. You could even repeat some famous experiment on your own. Find a way to test gravity. Do heavy objects really always fall at the same speed as light objects? What about magnets? Do they really always obey the inverse square law? What about light? Does it really always travel in straight lines?

    The main thing is to find something you yourself want to explore. You must have some questions about what you have been taught. What are they?

  10. Mar 20, 2006 #9
    you can think that i just interested in physics and i want to know more about unsolved questions in physics fields( also mechanics)
  11. Mar 20, 2006 #10
    what do you mean by this?????
  12. Mar 21, 2006 #11
    Try a search for "open questions in physics". I think that may be what you mean.

  13. Mar 21, 2006 #12
    You look very interesting

    You look very interested in physics. Well try researching in something that you are sure like. I mean like in the field in which you are mostly the best.:smile:
  14. Mar 21, 2006 #13
    thanks alot ,khoda elay piredoon koned
  15. Mar 21, 2006 #14
    By "tutor" thebigcheese means the same thing as "professor," "instructor" or "teacher."
  16. Mar 22, 2006 #15
    Maybe this will help:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsolved_problems_in_physics" [Broken]
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  17. Mar 22, 2006 #16
    I'm not sure if this link is appropriate for 2nd year student, but I'll just throw it in here anyway :smile: :


    I used some of the stuff from there when I wrote a seminar in cosmology (in 4th year, though). And for those of you who are immediatly rolling eyes, its not JUST high energy physics and astro/cosmo, there is also lecture about High Tc superconductivity. But I didn't get any time to read it. Yet.
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  18. Mar 22, 2006 #17
    :bugeye: i know the meaning of it ,i want to know how she/he want to ask it or know it from my prof.
    maybe s/he means "you would ask your tutor" not i would ask your tutor
  19. Mar 22, 2006 #18
    What he (probably) meant is that if he was in your place, he would ask your tutor/mentor/whatever...
  20. Mar 22, 2006 #19
    Just a short way of saying "If I were you, I would blah blah blah"
  21. Mar 23, 2006 #20
    You are correct, nzahra_ghasemi. The better phrase might have been "You should ask your tutor." I think you will find many phrases in common English useage that do not translate in an exact sense.

    I looked at the link offered by Apost8, and it seems pretty good. Also, Vanesch earlier in this thread suggested deterministic chaos as an interesting area, and I might add that it applies to many open questions and could be cheap and easy to investigate.

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