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#1 waitingforan_alibi

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:53 PM

What is everyone doing as an investigation this year?

i'm doing 5 experiments to determine "g", how about the rest of you?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 02:46 AM

I'm investigating the factors affecting the flux density in a solenoid (which is basically a long coil of wire). I think I'm doing four experiments for it.
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 06:26 PM

Iam doing my investigation on the viscosity of water. I think Iam doing three experiments. Is there anyone else doing this investigation I need a few ideas

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:57 AM

I'm doing "An Investigation of Light Bulbs" huh.gif

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 12:03 PM

I may do something with buoyancy. Or the venturi effect.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:44 AM

QUOTE(Vixus @ Nov 18 2005, 12:03 PM)
I may do something with buoyancy. Or the venturi effect.

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i've got notes on this from a class i'm doing at uni this year, incase you want any background info. just give me a shout
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:04 PM

Well, I've been forced into doing the coefficient of static friction, now... hope it goes well. I bet the investigation markers find this boring as anything.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:34 PM

quite a lot of people doing it this year. Science isnt dieing after all

i found out my mark from last year 7/25 achem not good.

i did an investigation on focal length. My problem was i couldnt get an experiment to work

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:53 PM

I'm not quite sure what to do - I'm doing A levels though. Everyone in our class has to do a different one. All the obvious ones are taken - SHM and damping, Capacitors, Heat Capacity... bah. So confused.

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 10:05 AM

I am supposed to be doing an investigation using a spectroscope to do something blink.gif i think determine wavelengths, but im failing miserably, any ideas?

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Kura @ Dec 12 2005, 11:05 AM)
I am supposed to be doing an investigation using a spectroscope to do something  blink.gif  i think determine wavelengths, but im failing miserably, any ideas?

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Sorry I'm blank on that one. I've decided I'm doing SHM damping using Eddy Currents which should be exciting.

Btw this is the HOLY GRAIL of physics investigations

http://advancingphysics.iop.org/wb/teacher/PracInvest.pdf 71 pages of described investigations and over 100 suggested topics.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 07:23 PM

I might do something with water turbines but I'm not sure how to go about this huh.gif
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:08 AM

We're to start looking at the investigation on Friday... does anyone have any advice of the easiest or best investigations to do? I know that it shouldn't be just to do with these elements, but I'd like some guidance as to what kind of investigation is good and all that.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:27 AM

hey

im doing my investigation on factors affecting the force on a current bearing wire....i've done a few experiments, one of which refused to work sad.gif and i've ran out of ideas

i've done the obvious ones like current, direction, length of wire, angle .....

anyone got any ideas?? blink.gif

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:33 PM

My static friction one is going well. I just hope its enough for a good pass.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 03:36 PM

i'am finding the wavelength of laser using different methods.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 08:33 PM

Does anyone have any tips on how best to write up the investigation? Does it have to be long or will short simple paragraphs do?

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:54 AM

if you ask your teacher nicely, they might let you have a look at some old investigations, just to see the style of it - ours did
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:49 PM

I was doing inertia until 2 weeks ago, when suddenly my teacher changed it to stuff to do with hydrogen and a spectrometer.

The reason being that no one has ever done inertia as an investigation in my school before. She said there was plenty for me to write about, and the experiments were easy to get the right equipment/ cylinders... but she wouldb't help me out with any of it, since she didn't actually have a clue. She also told there was tonnes of background info, but gaves me no hints whatsoever. So I had to change if I was ever to get any help.

This new one is dead easy. I'm well on my way 2 weeks in.
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