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The Physics Of Scuba Diving - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and explore the underwater jungle that covers two-thirds of the earth's surface. I have always been interested in water activities; swimming, diving and skiing, and I felt that scuba was for me. My first dive took place while on a family vacation. I came across a dive shop offering introductory dives, which immediately caught my interest. After much convincing (my parents), with my solemn assurance that I would be careful, I was allowed to participate in a dive....   [tags: Scuba Diving Descriptive Process Essays]
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Physics is Everywhere Essay - Physics is Everywhere Essay As Fall comes to a close and winter is upon us we can take an opportunity to reflect. Fall is the season of many events. For some it is the turning of the leaves that make it so memorable. For students, the excitement of a new school year and what that brings is always on the mind. Also on the mind of students, and professional fans alike, is the exhilaration and anticipation of a new season on the gridiron. This past fall I had the unique chance to document this exhilaration in a different manner....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Physics is Everywhere Essay - Physics is Everywhere Essay Ever since I was a young boy I’ve been fascinated with pyramids. I remember watching a Discovery Channel special on the ancient Egyptian king Imhotep when I was very young, and being thrilled. The idea of geometrically perfect structures of enormous size and weight, built by men without any modern machines piqued my interest at a very early age. Fortunately, when I was eleven I got a chance to see the pyramids firsthand when I took a family vacation to Egypt. As a human being, I don’t think it’s possible to stand in front of one of the Great Pyramids and not be in awe....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Swimming Techniques and Physics - Swimming Techniques and Physics Presently scientist are conducting research to help people gain new techniques in swimming. While scientists continue research for new swimming techniques, they must start with early techniques of swimming as a sport and part of life. Learning how to swim is not easy. However, swimming is physics. There are laws, buoyancy, drags, and motions. To become a good swimmer one should take initiative to learn how certain techniques evolved and take an active approach into applying these physics into their own strokes....   [tags: Papers] 2098 words
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Physics Investigation: The Cantilever - Physics Investigation: The Cantilever During the experiment all the safety precautions were considered. All the results are spread over a wide range so a conclusion can be easily drawn. There weren't any changes made to the experiment. i) Relationship between the deflection and the load Load (g) Without Load (cm) With Load (cm) Deflection (cm) 0 96 96 0 100 96 92.7 3.3 200 96 90 6 300 96 87.6 8.4 400 96 85 11 500 96 82.2 13.8 600 96 79.5 16.5 700 96 77 19 800 96 74.6 21.4 900 96 71.5 24.5 1000 96...   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Physics Investigation Of Resistance - Physics Investigation Of Resistance Aim: To investigate how the electrical resistance of a wire changes in relationship to its length. Prediction: I predict that as the length of the wire increases so will the resistance of it. I also predict that the rate at which the resistance of the wire increases will be directly proportional to the length that is increased each time. Hypothesis: As the length of the wire is increased, the number of collisions between the current carrying charged particles and with the fixed particles also increases....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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Impairements and Physics Aids - Impairements and Physics Aids Our elbow is a hinge joint, which means that it can move in only one plane – like a hinge on a door. A joint is where 2 bones meet. [1] Our elbow is a hinge joint made up of the humerus which is the bone of the upper arm, the ulna which is the bone that runs from the your elbow to the tip of your pinky finger at the side of your wrist, and the radius which is the lower arm at the other side of the ulna.[2] The elbow joint can be permanently damaged through frequent sports injuries such as bad sprains and fractures and through weakening of the joint caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis, which occurs when; the cartilage at the...   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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Physics Investigation of Speed - Physics Investigation of Speed In this investigation I am finding out how the height of a ramp affects the speed of a toy car. To do this, I first need to know about speed and gravity. I know the equation for speed is: Speed = Distance Time From that equation I can now work out what the speed of the toy car will be, when I know the distance the ramp is and the time it took the car to come down the ramp. Now, gravity is a bit more complicated: [IMAGE]Over three centuries ago, Isaac Newton invented a new kind of mathematics called calculus so that he could model motion...   [tags: Papers] 1517 words
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Astrophysics Discoveries of the 20th Century - Astrophysics Astrophysics in the 20th Century Hubble's Discoveries: Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) is a central figure in the development of observational cosmology. From 1922 to 1936 Hubble solved four of the central problems in cosmology. From 1922 to 1925 Hubble devised a classification system for galaxies by grouping them according to their content, distance, shape, size, and brightness. The galaxy classification system had become the Hubble morphological (The study of form, structure and the like....   [tags: Physics] 1265 words
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The Physic of Paintball - The Physic of Paintball I.The Fundamentals of the Game of Paintball. Paintball is a sport that is still fairly new in the world being not much more that a decade old. This game as with other sports would not be possible without physics. Physics is essential to the game of paintball. Some of physics that are involved in paintball are pressurized gas, projectile motion, and the impulse of being hit by a paintball. As with all sports there is necessary equipment needed to play. The most important piece of equipment would be the paintball gun often called a marker....   [tags: Game Paintballing Paintball Physics Essays]
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Data Analysis And Experimental Uncertainty - Types of Uncertainty There are two basic kinds of uncertainties, systematic and random uncertainties. Systematic un- certainties are those due to faults in the measuring instrument or in the techniques used in the experiment. Here are some examples of systematic uncertainty: • If you measure the length of a table with a steel tape which has a kink in it, you will obtain a value which will appear to be too large by an amount equal to the loss in length resulting from the kink. On the other hand, a calibration error in the steel tape itselfâ€"an incorrect spacing of the markingsâ€"will produce a bias in one direction....   [tags: Physics] 1254 words
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physics essay - What’s wrong with the Detroit Lions. It is obvious to me that the laws of physics can be applied to the game of football. However, The Detroit Lions may be unaware of this fact. With there current 0-12 record they are on a losing streak that could be placed in the record books. No team has ever lost every single football of their whole season. What an embarrassing way to be placed in the record books. Maybe if they looked at some of the laws of physics they could win a game. The passing game for the lions is one area that can be examined....   [tags: essays research papers] 797 words
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colour physics - Colour Physics 712 words 1. Colour physics, dispersion of sunlight into colours of the spectrum. (Sir Isaac Newton 1676) Discuss and illustrate Newton’s experiments and beyond, from particle to wave theory. 2. Research, identify and illustrate how the eye sees colour, reference to light emitted, transmitted and reflected. 1. Sir Isaac Newton, held the theory that light was made up of tiny particles. Around the same period, Christiaan Huygens, believed that light was made up of waves vibrating up and down perpendicular to the direction that the light travels....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Thermal Physics - Thermal Physics – 340 Exam #1 Due Monday, February 18th, at the start of class As discussed in class, submission of your solutions to this exam will indicate that you have not communicated with others concerning this exam. You may use reference texts and other information at your disposal. Do all problems separately on clean white standard 8.5” X 11” photocopier paper (no notebook paper or scratch paper). Write on only one side of the paper (I don’t do double sided). Staple the entire solution set in the upper left hand corner (no binders or clips)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1028 words
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Physics chemistry - ATHENS, Ohio -- Today's computers and other technological gizmos operate on electronic charges, but researchers predict that a new generation of smaller, faster, more efficient devices could be developed based on another scientific concept -- electronic "spin." The problem, however, is that researchers have found it challenging to control or predict spin – which keeps practical applications out of reach. But physicists in Europe, California and at Ohio University now have found a way to manipulate the spin of an electron with a jolt of voltage from a battery, according to research findings published in the recent issue of the journal Physical Review Letters....   [tags: essays research papers] 517 words
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Physics Practical - Physics Practical Aim:Investigate the factors which determine the damping of a compound pendulum to find an equation that relates the amplitude of oscillations to the factors chosen to investigate. Compound Pendulum ================= For a system to oscillate in simple harmonic motion there are 3 conditions which should be satisfied; 1. A mass that oscillates, 2. A central point where the mass is in equilibrium, 3. A restoring force which returns the mass to its central point....   [tags: Papers] 1443 words
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Snowboarding Physics - Snowboard Composition The typical snowboard is designed to face the toughest conditions in any climate, even though it's use is mainly during the winter. In general, a snowboard is composed of several layers to attain a durable, yet light structure. Making the surfaces of a snowboard with a minimal friction coefficient is essential in the snowboard manufacturing industry. Like its various, eye-catching graphic designs, each and every snowboard has a unique layer structure. The two most basic yet important layers of a snowboard are the core (4) and the P-Tex/base layer (10)....   [tags: Snowboard Sport] 1636 words
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The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers - The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers For a span of about 20 years only a few people were brave enough to be motorcycle stuntmen. Performing death defying jumps were and still are looked upon as a “crazy” action. It takes much practice, natural skill, and planning for a stuntman to perform a successful jump. Of course practice is dictated by ones determination, skill is acquired with the combination of practice and good genes. And the planning has to do with physics. Sure one could just “grip it and rip it” go balls out and just jump, but the safe way to do it deals with careful planning, which directly relates to physics topics....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Physics Lab Report - Physics Lab Report Statement of the Problem:      The problem that was arisen in Problem #5: Motion up an Incline was in reference to a change in acceleration in both an uphill and downhill motion. The question on hand was whether or not the acceleration was the same going uphill as it was downhill or different from each other in both directions. To obtain a secure conclusion this experiment required the use of a frictionless cart, an inclined ramp, motion sensor, meter stick, and assistance of computer programs....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 words
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Physics Ripple Tank - Physics Ripple Tank If someone were to spend time near an ocean in the southern United States, they would probably notice one thing. They would notice that it was so hot, that they would need to cool off all day long. And the best way to do this would be to go to the nearest beach, and cool off in the refreshing waters. At the beach, they would hear the seagulls cawing, feel the hot sun shining down onto them, and they would notice all of the waves in the ocean. They may notice different wave phenomena, such as the waves breaking and growing and wonder what were going on, and why this phenomenon was occurring....   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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How is Bluetooth is a Modern Application of Physics - How is Bluetooth a modern technological application of physics. Introduction Bluetooth was invented in 1994 that replaces cable communications with wireless technology. (Ericsson, 1994) Bluetooth creates a wireless personal area network (PAN) that allows exchange of information among individuals and therefore is commonly used for short-range communication among mobile phones, laptops, PDAs and other portable and fixed devices. (Layton & Franklin, [date unknown]) Physics plays an important role in the functioning of Bluetooth in terms of waves....   [tags: Technology]
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physics lab speed of sound in air - Physics Waves Lab SL Introduction: This lab will investigate the properties of mechanical waves such as a longitudinal wave, focusing on the question: Does a change in the frequency of a wave result in a significant and convincing change in the speed of the wave. Hypothesis: Changing the frequency of the wave will not result in a change in speed because the wavelength will change proportionally as in theory. Student Designed Investigation Procedure/ Planning Procedure: 1. Three students would get into a group....   [tags: essays research papers] 602 words
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Standard Model and Unified Theory of Physics - There are two types of model of physic laws that govern the aspects of the universe: Standard Model and Unified theory. Standard model was good enough for the observable world, but there are things it can’t explain, or predict and when looking at higher dimension, the model breaks. To overcome this lacking, physicist established the unified theory; the name indicated that it unified the existence knowledge into one theory. The contributors of this field include Albert Einstein, Steven Weinberg, Sheldon Glashow, and other modern scientists....   [tags: laws governing the universe] 1582 words
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The Physics and Concepts Behind Broadwater Road: How to Improve an Intersection - This assignment will investigate the physics and concepts behind Broadwater Road, Newnham Road intersection. As the council wants to put up speed limit signs on the approach of an intersection, a variety of scenarios will be investigated to conclude whether or not an increase, decrease of speed will be needed for this specific intersection. Developing and altering specific complications of intersections can either reduce of increase the risk of road crashes. As the yellow light also greatly impacts the number of crashes, as many driver can become restless or agitated if the yellow light is too quick; due to the attitude or underestimated assumptions many by drivers end up in the dilemma zone...   [tags: Newton´s law of motion, stopping distance] 1035 words
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Reconstruction of Aristotle's Argument from Physics Book 2, Chapter 8. - In this paper, I offer a reconstruction of Aristotle’s argument from Physics Book 2, chapter 8, 199a9. Aristotle in this chapter tries to make an analogy between nature and action to establish that both, nature and action, have an end. This argument developed as a respond to natural philosophers, who argue that the results of nature/natural processes occur just by accident but not for an end (198b16). Aristotle argues that events and results that come to be by chance only are present a few times....   [tags: the end of nature and action] 614 words
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Statement of Purpose: My Interests in Math, Physics, Statistics and Computer Science - For years, I was surrounded by people who would react astonishingly when I told them my academic profession. In high school it was physics, in Fudan University it was computer science, and I’m beginning statistics - all fields that aren’t as common for girls. “Wow…” they’d say, as they scanned me from face to toes. It would be unreasonable if I claim that I had never questioned my choice, especially during the adaptation period into computer science as a rookie. I can still recall the desperation I felt in my first program designing class....   [tags: Educational Goals, application essays] 1012 words
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How Does The Basic Physics of LCD Technology and Plasma Works - Until recently people were stuck with large clumsy CRT (Cathode ray tube) devises within their everyday life, within the space of a decade after their move to television screens LCD’s (Liquid Crystal displays) and plasma screens have made CRT Displays obsolete. In this article I will explain in detail how the basic physics of LCD technology and plasma works and compare the two and decide which one is better for your needs. The wide range of applications for LCD displays are used for is impressive; they include computer monitors, televisions, instrument panels and signage....   [tags: screen, sub pixels] 990 words
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The Math I Will Take in College - While I don't know exactly what field I want to study or pursue throughout college, and further into my working days, I have always liked Engineering and Physical Sciences. Unfortunately, if I don't get into The North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) this year, I won't likely be able to afford any school other than NC State. So, at NC State I would either chose to study for a BA in Physics, or a BS in Chemical Engineering, mainly because I find chemistry and pre-calc fun, but also because they are fun to tell people about....   [tags: Physics, Calculus]
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Physics Principles that Can be Observed in a Theme Park - Physics Principles that Can be Observed in a Theme Park Introduction Physics is a large subject that can be observed almost everywhere, even in a theme park, in a theme park physics principles such as ‘weightlessnessÂ’ and ‘acceleration/decelerationÂ’ play a large part in ensuring that the rides are as thrilling as they are safe. In this essay I am going to show how two certain physics principles are being used in a ride to ensure that the ride is safe but at the same time delivers a lot of thrill to the rider....   [tags: Papers] 1555 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Physics and Philosophy - Physics and Philosophy Physics has always been the science that interests me most. It seems to me that physics tackles fundamental questions about the universe and it feels more relevant than other sciences. I enjoy experimental work in physics but do sometimes feel limited by the resources available at my college. I would like the chance to use more sophisticated equipment to investigate more advanced level physics. Actually doing some of the important experiments of the last century, such as Rutherford's proof for the existence of the proton would add a new level of realism to particle physics....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 622 words
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Does Light Bend towards or away from the Normal as it Enters the Glass Block - Introduction A general introduction to the topic, including why the investigation is important. This investigation will inquire about the nature of light and how it behaves when a beam of light travels through a clear glass block. This investigation is important so the way light behaves can be investigated further, as this investigation will act as the basis of knowledge for future experiments and investigations. It will also help understand the behaviour of light when it travels through different objects....   [tags: physics, electromagnetism]
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Threads, Quanta, and Technostuff: Theory of Loop Quantum Gravity - Threads, Quanta, and Technostuff The Theory of Loop Quantum Gravity is the lone, valid competition for the Superstring Theory. This theory quantifies Einstein’s Theory of Relativity by breaking down spacetime into sections called quanta at the Plank Scale. The Plank Scale, named after Max Plank, is the absolute most minuscule, microscopic measurement in the fabric of spacetime that physicists can only dream to observe. At this level, the very large and very small collide in what is known as quantum gravity....   [tags: Physics, Creation] 841 words
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How a Differential Works and Types of Differentials - Without a differential an automobile is very dangerous and ineffective, it is likely that your automobile will last about half its intended lifespan and will also create huge difficulties in turning. The differential is a key part of an automobile’s drivetrain, it allows the vehicle to effectively maneuver turns and cornering. Different differentials approach the goal of increasing a vehicles maneuverability around corners and in sticky situations with different mechanical approaches; there is an ideal differential for snow and ice, dirt and offroading, and for street driving....   [tags: automechanics, physics, ]
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Physics in Everyday Use: Nympsfield Gliding Club - Physics in Everyday Use: Nympsfield Gliding Club Materials And Basic Gliding Principles. The use of physics at Nympsfield club was varied and essential. Many different aspects of the club used physics principles including the winch (for take-off), the launch cable, the tow plane, the glider itself and many more. The glider is an aircraft in the simplest sense of the word. Equipped with only a large pair of wings, a light fuselage and a pilot and no engine a Glider can only glide....   [tags: Papers] 1496 words
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Book Report on The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers - Book Report on The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers Book Title : The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers Author : Jearl Walker Translator : 葉å‰æ–‡ Publisher : Commonwealth Publishing Co. Ltd. No. of pages : 273 The collection of The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers contains three books, and the one I read is the Chinese version of the first book. It has many questions and answers on various topics, and in this book, it is about Force and Waves. These questions are usually about phenomena happening around us....   [tags: Papers] 711 words
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The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear - The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear Could you imagine living in a world without sound. It would be enormously different from the world that we know. Our primary form of inter-human communication would be based on visual or tactile imagery. Our sense of perception would be changed. Telecommunication would be different. We would not have the pleasure of music or the soothing sounds of nature. Sound has had an immense impact on our world. This essay will explore the unseen world of sound waves and how humans perceive them....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Using Computers to Model the Physics of an Asteroid Crash - Includes Source Code Computers in Physics Abstract This project is an experiment that sets up the earth's original velocities in the x and y direction and changing them with the velocities/momentum of a meteor. It attempts to simply model a meteorite or asteroid impact upon the earth and the subsequent change to the earth's orbit in terms of distance and speed in relation to the sun. Given the meteor's mass, velocity, angle, and the earth's coordinate point at the point of impact, the computer program computes the earth's resulting velocities, both component and resultant velocities, and also plots the points of the earth's orbit before impact from the x axis and after impact....   [tags: Computer Program]
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Angular Momentum - Angular momentum and its properties were devised over time by many of the great minds in physics. Newton and Kepler were probably the two biggest factors in the evolution of angular momentum. Angular momentum is the force which a moving body, following a curved path, has because of its mass and motion. Angular momentum is possessed by rotating objects. Understanding torque is the first step to understanding angular momentum.Torque is the angular "version" of force. The units for torque are in Newton-meters....   [tags: Physics]
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Radiation Sterilization - Nuclear and Radioactivity Physics Radiation Sterilization Medical products, such as surgical dressings, sutures, catheters and syringes must be sterilized before they can be used in medical procedures. This is frequently done using radiation. *HOW DOES THIS PROCESS WORK. Radiation sterilization involves exposure of products to gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source for a predetermined amount of time. The step by step process is such:  Hermetically sealed medical products are packed in cardboard boxes....   [tags: Physics] 990 words
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String Theory - Special Relativity The speed of light is the speed limit for the universe. Light travels at the same speed regardless of relative position. When applied to Newtonian physics, it provided new relativistic formulas for motion. 4 Quantum Theory Hot objects emit electromagnetic radiation. If the energy carried off by radiation is added together, the total energy produced is calculated to be infinite. Max Planck deduced that if energy was emitted in discrete packets, quanta, it would be a finite quanity of energy....   [tags: physics] 1982 words
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The Revolution In Physics: Planck, Einstein, And Heisenberg Declare War On Newton - The Revolution In Physics: Planck, Einstein, And Heisenberg Declare War On Newton The following page focuses on the Revolution in Physics, specifically the scientific works of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and Werner Heisenberg, all of which took place in the early twentieth century. In this page I will attempt to answer the following question, "How did the Revolution in Physics transform the way that humans viewed themselves and nature from 1715 to the present day?" To effectively answer this question I will cover three main points....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Physics and Science of the Violoncello - ... The top and back parts of the cello are usually hand-carved. The sides are formed by heating up the wood and bending them. The body of the cello has two wide bouts at the top and bottom, and two C bouts at the middle. A bridge and two f-holes are in place below the middle part. The top and back parts of the cello has purfling- a decorative border inlay. However, purfling is not just decoration; it is used to protect the instrument from cracks. Because of playing, traveling, and/or the weather, the cello may form cracks around the rim, but the pufling helps the crack spreading further to the top or the back....   [tags: cello, string, instrument, construction] 1376 words
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The Progression of Mathematics in School - The educational system grooms children to be productive members of society. First coined in the days of one-room schoolhouses, the phrase “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic” has become a common mantra of education. The third of these three r’s is mathematics, an infamous subject. It is incumbent in many professions, from accountants and doctors to physicists and teachers. Both hated and adored by many, math is complex, essential, and encompasses hundreds of topics. These topics can be sorted into four basics categories: elementary math, algebra, physics, and calculus....   [tags: Arithmetic, Algebra, Physics, Calculus] 850 words
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The Physics of the Alto Saxophone - The Alto Saxophone is a single-reed musical instrument that was invented in 1846 by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax. Adolphe Sax was born on November 6, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium. During his childhood, he studied the clarinet and flute at Brussel’s Conservatory. His father was a renowned maker of musical instruments during that time. Since Adolphe grew up with his father making instruments and studying the clarinet and the flute, it was obvious that he would end up following in his father’s footsteps....   [tags: wind musical instruments]
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Biography of Marie and Pierre Curie - ... Pierre pursued his own studies when he wasn’t teaching. Within the first couple of years of teaching he published two papers on crystallography. He didn’t have his own laboratory in which to work, and at the institution space and equipment was scarce. During his off hours, Pierre would sometimes use students’ laboratories or set up his equipment in the hallway (Bailey). Later, Pierre demonstrated that the magnetism of a substance changes at a certain temperature. This is now known as the Curie point....   [tags: life, physics, science, radioactivity] 2002 words
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A Brilliant Mind: Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds of our time. His contributions to physics and mathematics are extensive. He was one of science’s first celebrities. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 at Ulm, in Wurttemberg, Germany (Nobel). His parents, Hermann and Pauline Einstein, were Jewish middle-class Germans, and his uncle was an engineer (Formative). Six weeks after his birth, his family moved to Munich (Nobel). Einstein began his schooling in Munich at the Luitpold Gymnasium (Nobel)....   [tags: Physics, Mathematics, Biography] 1016 words
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Here is a brief overview of some of the individuals who contributed to the revolution in physics and psychology. - Here is a brief overview of some of the individuals who contributed to the revolution in physics and psychology. THE REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS & PSYCHOLOGY X-rays & radiation On November 8, 1895, a German physicist named Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered x-rays. He placed a vacuum tube with a wire attached to each end inside a black box, creating a discharge tube. He turned the lights off in the lab and turned on the electrical current with a very high voltage across the tube. A short distance away he noticed a glowing fluorescent light....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Relativity - Relativity is a theory in physics that can be basically implies that space and time are one in the same. This is absolutely counterintuitive to classical physics which has the two as completely different entities. Relativity can be separated into two basic concepts: Special and General Relativity. Within Relativity the fundamental concept above all else is that space and time are intertwined with each other in the universe as a fabric called space-time. Simply put, Special Relativity deals with the laws of Physics when observers are all moving uniformly relative to each other while General Relativity expands on the idea to include gravitation and acceleration....   [tags: Physics]
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The Search for Large Extra Dimensions using Dijet Production from pp Collisions at 1.8 TeV - The Search for Large Extra Dimensions using Dijet Production from pp Collisions at 1.8 TeV Abstract The search for extra dimensions has been a topic of great interest and has been investigated with a variety of methods and techniques of analysis.[1,2,3,4] The existence of Large Extra Dimensions (LED) can be determined given that (at ~ Mew or greater) gravity and its mediator, the graviton (spin 2), can access these extra dimensional manifolds. Atwood has developed a model using hadron colliders and the cross-sections for a 2 T 2 hadronic dijet process.[2] We propose to use this model and to make a best fit as well as to establish bounds using Ms, the Planck energy scale for when quan...   [tags: Physics Papers] 2900 words
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Radiographic Physics and Images - Question 1: Projections required The projections required for this emergency patient would be as follows: For the cervical spine a horizontal beam lateral (if this projection was unsuccessful in providing a diagnostic image then a Swimmers lateral would be used) and an AP C3-7 view (with doctors permission to pull the patients shoulders down). For the pelvis an AP pelvis projection would be sufficient to analyse if there is any damage to the pelvis. If any abnormalities are detected, further imaging would be conducted accordingly i.e....   [tags: cervical spine trauma, anatomy]
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Thermal Physics: Elephant Seals - ... The Elephant Seals move through the water by moving their hind flippers side to side, while their front flippers stay motionless. However, their front flippers are used for turning and manoeuvring, but only at slow speeds. On land, however, the Elephant Seals use their front flippers to throw their body forward, undulating them up and down, while their back flippers drag with the body. On the other hand, the Minks can also move on land and in water. In water, Minks use their hind legs and tail to move....   [tags: antarctic waters, locomotion, organism] 754 words
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The Physics Of An Earthquake - Earthquakes are vibrations produced in the earth's outer layer, or crust, when forces pushing on a mass of rock overcome the friction holding the rock in place and blocks of rock slip against each other. The vibrations can range from barely noticeable to verry destructive. There are six types of shock waves. Two are classified as body waves which means they travel through the earth's interior and the other four are surface waves. The waves are changed by the rock types or formations they hit. Primary or compressional waves (P waves) send particles moveing back and forth in the same direction as the waves are traveling, secondary or transverse shear waves (S waves) send vibrations perpendicu...   [tags: essays research papers] 850 words
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Quantum Holism as Consequence of the Relativistic Approach to the Problem of Quantum Theory Interpretation - Quantum Holism as Consequence of the Relativistic Approach to the Problem of Quantum Theory Interpretation ABSTRACT: In modern physics the common relational approach should be extended to the concepts of element and set. The relationalization of the concepts of element and set means that in the final analysis the World exists as an indivisible whole, not as a set (of one or another kind of elements). Therefore, we have to describe quantum systems in terms of potentialities and probabilities: since quantum systems cannot be analyzed completely into sets of elements, we can speak only of the potentialities of isolating elements and sets within their structure....   [tags: Physics Essays]
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Discussion on the Problems of Quantum Theory - Discussion on the Problems of Quantum Theory The early 1930s gave us quantum theory, and along with that came many new physical and philosophical arguments. Many problems exist in quantum physics, and many brilliant scientists have spent their lives trying to understand. Heisenberg gave us The Uncertainty Principle, the idea that nothing is certain, just within a probability of certain. It also questioned the scientific method of observation, arguing that no measurement can show an object’s true nature....   [tags: Physics Essays]
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Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity - Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity The theory of Special Relativity, written by Albert Einstein in 1905, describes the laws of motion at velocities close to and at the speed of light. It was written to make the laws of motion consistent with the laws of electromagnetism. Special relativity makes two postulates: the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers and the speed of light in a vacuum is constant, regardless of motion. One of the consequences of these postulates is that clocks run slower to an observer in motion, or time slows down....   [tags: Science Physics]
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Physics and the Olympics - The Olympics are fabled to have originated from a Greek myth, in which Hercules won a race at Olympia, a plain in the small state of Elis, and then decreed that the race should be enacted every four years. The more likely story is that the Olympic festival was a local religious event until 884 BC, when Iphitus, the king of Elis, decided to turn it into a broader festival. To accomplish that, he entered into a temporary truce with other rulers, allowing athletes and others to travel peacefully to Olympia while the festival was going on....   [tags: Sport Sports Olympic Competition] 1851 words
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String Theory - What is string theory and what does it mean for human kind. String theory is a theory that seeks to unify the four forces of nature and explain the origins of our universe. Before the string theory, it was impossible to combine the theories of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. By using tiny vibrating strings of energy that are 10-33 m in length, scientists can create all the fundamental particles we’ve started to find using particle accelerators. Then, using these particles they can try to unite the two different theories and create a universe that is perhaps, more perfect than the Standard Model will allow....   [tags: Physics Essays] 1150 words
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Physics of Water Waves - All waves possess the properties of reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference. These phenomena's were observed with the use of a ripple tank. A ripple tank consists of a large rectangular tray with a transparent bottom. Water is placed in this tan to a depth of approximately one centimeter. A light source is then placed above the tray of water. When the water is disturbed it can be seen on a white surface positioned under the tray. The first phenomenon observed was reflection....   [tags: Lab Report] 475 words
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Physics of Roller Coasters - Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces. Amusement parks keep building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain the same. A roller coaster is like train. It consists of a series of connected cars that move on tracks. But unlike a passenger train, a roller coaster has no engine or power source of its own. For most of the ride, a roller coaster is moved only by the forces of inertia and gravity....   [tags: Roller Coaster Theme Park Amusement] 1756 words
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Cold Fusion - Many doubts are still present in the world regarding bringing an end to fossil fuels reign in the world. Gas and oil have become the world’s biggest dependent. About 90% of the Earth’s energy resources are from fossil fuels. While scientist search for new ways to produce energy, some scientist seems to believe that there is hope in nuclear reactions. Physics may hold the key to our existence. Progressions in science ensure that we increase our knowledge in energy resources, like cold fusion, to make life easier....   [tags: physics, renewable energy, energy ]
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O'Neill Cylinders - Science fiction authors for many years have written book after book exploring, as Star Trek described space, "the final frontier". While many people focus on the exploration side of space, there are some who believe that space is our next refuge. Stephen Hawking has said " I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years unless we spread into space". While some speak of moonbases, or planet-side bases, one of the most intriguing ideas is the O'Neill Cylinder. Gerard K. O'Neill created the O'Neill Cylinder in his book "The High Frontier"....   [tags: physics space] 1103 words
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Richard P. Feynman - Richard P. Feynman Early Life Richard was born on May 11th, 1918 in New York City, the first son of Melville and Lucille Feynman. He enjoyed science and mathematics from a early age, most of which he took it upon himself to learn before it was taught in school. His primary source for self-learning was the Encyclopedia Britannica and a lab that he set up in his room at home. In this lab he dabbled in electronics, whether it was repairing the radio or just making some circuits. In high school, Feynman was ahead in physics and mathematics, already a master of differential equations, trigonometry, and other high levels of calculus, but he was lacking in his other subjects, such as English and...   [tags: Physics Biography Biographies] 613 words
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Maria Goeppert-Mayer - Maria Goeppert-Mayer Maria Goeppert-Mayer was a famous female physicist around in the early 1900’s. She was born on June 28, 1906 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, (today called Katowice, Polland). Maria was the only child of Friedrich Goeppert and his wife Maria Nee Wolff. In 1910 when Maria was four her father moved to Göttingen where Maria stayed and spent most of her life until she was married. Maria forst started off going to public schools in Göttingen but because she was so smart she was able to also go to private schools as well....   [tags: Biography Female Physicist Physics] 821 words
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Thermodynamics - The word thermodynamics is derived from the Greek words therme, meaning heat and dunamis, meaning power. Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that studies the effects of changes in temperature, pressure, and volume on systems at the macroscopic scale by studying the motion of their particles. A system is the subject of study. Heat means energy in transit and dynamics relates to movement of particles; thus, in essence thermodynamics studies the movement of energy and how energy instills movement....   [tags: physics thermodynamics] 1559 words
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Tsunami - Tsunamis, commonly called tidal waves by the general public, are large sea waves or surges. These waves can carry a lot of energy from one side of the globe to the other, reeking havoc where ever they make landfall, and as shown by the December 26, 2004 SE Asian event, tsunami's can claim thousands of lives and cause millions of dollars worth of damage to property. * Many people picture large, breaking waves when they hear the word tsunami. This is usually not the case, however. * Most tsunamis make landfall as little more than a gigantic surge, as if the tide just moved in way too far way too fast....   [tags: physics tsunami] 693 words
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