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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    Indeed, you can. Just click here

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    Done, wahoo! Physics exam tomorrow! That's my Unit 1 work out of the way, then onwards to Unit 2 - Motion, Energy & Momentum! I'm very glad, learning about wind turbines was getting rather boring. :rolleyes:
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    I get my results for my first set of physics undergrad exams in 17days. Then i'll find out if I have to resit the year or If i can complete my next modules and go into year 2
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    Does anyone know of any simple radiation experiments I can do at university? I have to do a project and would like to do some experiments based around radiation. Anyone know of any?
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    Done and done.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Does anyone know of any simple radiation experiments I can do at university? I have to do a project and would like to do some experiments based around radiation. Anyone know of any?
    Do you mean ionising radiation (alpha, beta gamma) or electromagnetic radiation in general? If so, which type of electromagnetic radiation?
    You need to be more specific in your request to get a more specific reply.
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    Do you mean ionising radiation (alpha, beta gamma) or electromagnetic radiation in general? If so, which type of electromagnetic radiation?
    You need to be more specific in your request to get a more specific reply.
    Ionising radiation, not that interested in electromagnetic radiation unless it was gamma/xray.
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    The simplest are those measuring absorption and the range of the radiation in various materials.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Ionising radiation, not that interested in electromagnetic radiation unless it was gamma/xray.
    If you can get your hands on a geiger counter and a selection of rocks the difference in background radiation given off might be interesting (depending on the rocks you can get).
    I would say if you can get some pre WW2 hull plating from a sub sea wreck that would also be interesting but most of that has been grabbed by the medical industry...
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    Can anyone recommend any good physics books for a 16 year old ?
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    (Original post by mountainmetman)
    If you can get your hands on a geiger counter and a selection of rocks the difference in background radiation given off might be interesting (depending on the rocks you can get).
    I would say if you can get some pre WW2 hull plating from a sub sea wreck that would also be interesting but most of that has been grabbed by the medical industry...
    Thinking of changing to X-rays instead, and maybe using experiments involving x-rays in different areas (ie. materials).
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    any website with visual examples of the basic working of heat/steam engines?

    It's for my thermodynamics.


    Thanks!

    Edit: I am negged for this?
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    Why so dead?
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    Why so dead?
    Very well then, you get the ball rolling :awesome:
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    (Original post by dknt)
    Very well then, you get the ball rolling :awesome:
    What is the difference between Special relativity and Relativity? Go layman style with me, i am a rookie
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    What is the difference between Special relativity and Relativity? Go layman style with me, i am a rookie
    Well "relativity" in general encompasses the ideas of relativity of Gallileo and such and onwards to Einstein. If you mean general relativity, that's Einstein's theory of gravitation which expands upon Newton's Gravitation. Special relativity comes from 2 postulates made by Einstein: that the speed of light is constant in a vacuum in all inertial frames and that the laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames....

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    I didn't know this thread existed

    Although I am doing a maths degree, my main interests lie within astrophysics, where I enjoy the idea of theoretical cosmology (the idea of dark matter). Although my knowledge is not to a great depth (sadly exams have meant I can't look into it more) I do plan to really look into it over the summer.

    So what I should have started with: :wavey:
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    (Original post by dknt)
    Well "relativity" in general encompasses the ideas of relativity of Gallileo and such and onwards to Einstein. If you mean general relativity, that's Einstein's theory of gravitation which expands upon Newton's Gravitation. Special relativity comes from 2 postulates made by Einstein: that the speed of light is constant in a vacuum in all inertial frames and that the laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames....

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    Is time travel possible?

    Geek-a-zoid :awesome:
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    Is time travel possible?

    Geek-a-zoid :awesome:
    You're doing it right now, 1 second per second. Noob :awesome:
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    (Original post by dknt)
    You're doing it right now, 1 second per second. Noob :awesome:
    I can see the fifth dimension now......:awesome:
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    What is the criteria for joining this fine institution?

    Also, I was wondering if anyone could recommend some reading. I'm 16 and studying Physics at Scottish Higher lever and plan to pursue a degree in the subject and so plan to do some reading over summer as I will be applying later this year. Thanks

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