Physics

CAN THE DE BROGLIE RELATION BE MODIFIED FOR ACCOMMODATING RELATIVISTIC MODIFICATIONS IN THE SCHRÖDINGER EQUATION?CAN THE DE BROGLIE RELATION BE MODIFIED FOR ACCOMMODATING RELATIVISTIC MODIFICATIONS IN THE SCHRÖDINGER EQUATION?

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About the author Arpan Dey, aged 15 years, is a student of Delhi Public School, Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He is interested in physical sciences and mathematics. He wishes to pursue quantum mechanics in the future. He is also an aviation enthusiast. His ideals in life, apart from his parents and teachers, include Ramanujan, S.N. […]

Physics

Motion Analysis of the Water Bottle Flip

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Abstract The study was started to analyze the widely known ‘bottle flip’ phenomenon. The bottle flip is when a half-filled water bottle stands upright when thrown. It is difficult to analyze the motion because the distribution of fluids in a bottle is constantly changing. Thus, a parabolic motion model was constructed to analyze the motion […]

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A Simple Physical Analysis of the Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change

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Keywords Greenhouse Effect, Blackbody Radiation, Climate Change, Solar Radiation, physical modelling, physical analysis Abstract This paper examines physical theories such as thermodynamics, quantum mechanics to develop parameters including absorptivity, reflectivity, and transmissivity of the atmosphere. It is on such parameters that the physical modelling equation has been established to quantitatively analyze the ongoing global warming […]

Astronomy

NASA’s Research on the International Space Station

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Hazal A. Kara Introduction to the ISS The International Space Station (ISS) is a large spacecraft that orbits the Earth at 90-minute intervals [1]. Many countries are involved in the ISS collaboration: the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, and member states of the European Space Agency. The first piece of the ISS was launched in 1998, […]

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Ultracold atoms; a hotline for physicists

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Abstract Until recently, both the properties of quantum and exotic matter have been difficult to observe. However, in the last few decades, a promising discovery has arisen – ultracold atoms. The ensuing article will unravel and unlock the vast potential held by this field. The article builds on prior knowledge of ultracold atoms, including other […]

Astronomy

An Interview with Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an astrophysicist from the University of Oxford, England. In 1967, Burnell’s work in astrophysics led her to the discovery of pulsars – round, compact objects that are roughly the size of a large city and have a larger mass than the sun. [1] This breakthrough is thought to be […]

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On the Ability to Tune a Guitar.

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Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop a tool to compare the ability of individuals to tune a guitar as accurately as possible. This was done by recording the sound waves produced (by the guitar), taken alongside a software called “Audacity”, and manually analysing them using statistical analysis. The resulting tool was astoundingly […]

Magazine

Celebrating 50 Years Since the First Moon Landing

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Introduction (Sona Popat) The day is July 20th, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (Figure 1), the crew of the Apollo 11, land on the moon, and people around the world turn their eyes to the universe. A whole generation vividly remember the moment, with over half a billion people[1] gathering around their […]

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Investigating the Effect of Atmospheric Pressure on Cosmic Ray Intensity

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Abstract The High School Project on Astrophysics Research with Cosmics (HiSPARC) comprises a network of cosmic ray detectors across Europe that are used by secondary school students to investigate high energy cosmic rays. This project uses the detector at King Edward VI High School for Girls to investigate the effect of atmospheric pressure on the […]

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Who Owns Space?

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Introduction The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 agreed that Space exploration ‘shall be the province of all mankind’.[1] At the time, this was sufficient. Satellites were beginning to be sent up into the atmosphere and in 1961 Yuri Gagarin had become the first man to leave Earth, but the prospect of deep space exploration on […]

Blogs

YSJ Conference 2018 – University of Nottingham

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On the 17 September 2018 the annual Young Scientists Journal conference was held at the University of Nottingham. In the morning there was a talk by Phil Moriarty, who is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was presenting about the connection between heavy metal and quantum mechanics and explained […]

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Measuring Granular Flow Through a Funnel with a Force Sensor

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  Abstract This paper presents an apparatus to measure the flow of granular matter through a funnel with a force sensor. In addition to being easily reproducible, our proposed method enhances measurement accuracy from the popular method that uses a stopwatch. We notice, however, that our proposed setup induces an unwelcome force that confounds force […]