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  • 26 Aug Colin Cuthbert
    Analysis
    Great. Thanks.
  • 26 Aug Chris Hamper
    Analysis
    i'd go with that, choosing a random function that fits the data is sort of pointless (except for the data points of course).
  • 26 Aug Colin Cuthbert
    Analysis
    Hi Chris, Students should only fit lines to data if they can justify the curve chosen? Otherwise they should avoid drawing a line through the data?
  • 25 Aug Catherine Zhou
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Hi Chris, My student is working on time dilution in special relativity for his EE. I don't suggest him to do this, but he insists to work on this area. I don't know how to guide him in his research. Do you have some ideas for original work...
  • 22 Aug Catherine Zhou
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Hi, Chris, Thanks for the reply. If you don't have any, I don't think I can find one from my networking. Hope my student will do a good job and then I will have a chance to share his theoretical EE with people :-)
  • 22 Aug Chris Hamper
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Hi Catherine; I don't think I have ever had a student do a theoretical EE. There are plenty of possibilities using databases in astro though (not that I have an example of that either:-(
  • 22 Aug Catherine Zhou
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Hi, Chris, Do you have an EE exemplar with theoretical work? One of my students wants to study astrophysics in university and has started to work on his EE. If you have one, could you please send it to me? Thanks. catherine.zhou@bcis.cn Catherine
  • I think you are right, not too different from a 'dolly tub' of the 1900s youtu.be
  • Good point David, why make electricity when your just going to do work with it. I think the family version might be a lot of effort.
  • A great example of how electricity is over-rated. I've been looking for something like this which will keep me fit while generating electricity as I'm working at the computer. The flaw in my plan is that I'm trying to generate electricity,...
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  • 31 Jul Stephen Wood
    Measurement and Uncertainties
    That's great, thanks.

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