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Faking a Galaxy

10 June 2021

I have often tried to simulate the rotation of a Galaxy in Algodoo but always failed, today I succeeded. As you move out from the centre the... more

Interim EE advice

7 June 2021

I thought I would share the advice I just sent to my EE supervisees.Hi;Most of you are pretty much at the same stage so I thought I'd give some... more

Subscriber comments

  • 11 Jun Alfonso Burdeus
    Writing an Extended Essay
    As there may be many independent variables, it might even be a good idea to get two of them, and have results compared between them; sometimes this comes to their mind afterwards and it is a shame they would not do so for lack of data...
  • 9 Jun Rafia Ali
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Thank you - mathematically modelling is key. Hear you.
  • 7 Jun Chris Hamper
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Yes, there is a bit too much going on. Would be best to focus on one research question, any of the ones stated are ok. Choose one that she can model mathematically.
  • 7 Jun Rafia Ali
    Writing an Extended Essay
    I am also supervising an EE for the first time; my student - who wants to take up engineering - is really taken up with truss bridge models; testing their load bearing strength or efficiency; my concern is 1) the choice of the independent variable...
  • 6 Jun Chris Hamper
    ICT and IB physics
    Sorry, the IB took this down some years ago, all info is now on this site.
  • 6 Jun Amtul Qayyum
    ICT and IB physics
    When I click on the above why am I not taken to the above-mentioned site?
  • 4 Jun Colin Cuthbert
    Googling IA ideas for IB physics
    Great, thank you. I agree.
  • They could score OK but maybe not 20+. They'd struggle comparing results to theoretical model if they didn't have one. It's probably non linear so what curve should they plot? Errors will be big so could fit almost anyhting. Not necessarry...
  • 4 Jun Colin Cuthbert
    Googling IA ideas for IB physics
    "A lump of plasticine is thrown at a wall, it sticks for a short time then falls of, if it's thrown harder it sticks for longer. What is the relationship between the time it sticks and the speed it is thrown at? I have no idea. Maybe they are...
  • 2 Jun Chris Hamper
    Unit Planner: Kinematics
    Sorry about that one, it's common in the UK to use -ve for negative. - on its own is minus
  • 2 Jun Ka Long Dennis Leung
    P2 November 2017
    Thank you so much for your help! :)
  • 2 Jun Wujing Harrison
    Unit Planner: Kinematics
    Hi Chris, what does -ve mean? vector?


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