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    Hi guys,
    So i'm looking to do the extended project qualification when it's offered to me in a few weeks time, and I'm just drafting ideas right now. It's simple to come up with ideas for arts subjects, but not so much for the sciences, so i feel.
    So do you know of anyone that did a Maths/physics-based EPQ? Or any science for that matter. I'm not expecting someone to tell me what to do, i'm just interested in whats been done.

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by chapmouse)
    Hi guys,
    So i'm looking to do the extended project qualification when it's offered to me in a few weeks time, and I'm just drafting ideas right now. It's simple to come up with ideas for arts subjects, but not so much for the sciences, so i feel.
    So do you know of anyone that did a Maths/physics-based EPQ? Or any science for that matter. I'm not expecting someone to tell me what to do, i'm just interested in whats been done.

    Thanks in advance
    A few ideas that I may not follow through with are:
    1. Investigate the physics of flatland
    2. Quantify some of the A-Level chemistry with Quantum mechanics
    3. Do some applications of Markov chains (I only know a little) or (nonlinear) differential equations (or another mathematical model, perhaps information or game theory) to something in life (perhaps school life).
    4. Investigate but plausible failed theorems and physical theories
    5. Create a working-model field theory for friction (that is, represent friction as a force field). Not physically correct, but it may simplify calculations.



    However, I feel uncomfortable about the whole qualification. It's like they're asking us to either do a phD 5 years early or read and adapt ever-so-slightly the topics in an undergraduate textbook.

    Have you had any ideas in the intervening months since you posted this?
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    Or perhaps investigating the stability of other solar system (basically repeat what Poincare did in the 1900's for binary systems).
 
 
 
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