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by pjgscioisamazing
March 11th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 132
Views: 23638

Re: Astronomy C

So why use B-V index to find temperature of a star when you can use Wien's law? What is the point of B-V index besides finding Temp? For one, from an observational standpoint, one can measure B-V index with just two magnitude measurements with a B and a V filter, as opposed to needing a full spectr...
by pjgscioisamazing
July 30th, 2013, 5:46 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 43018

Re: New York 2013

Plus I hear West Point is really nice. So I honestly think a lot of upstate teams would prefer if it were at West Point or somewhere like that. At least the ones from this region always have. West Point was a wonderful place to hold the tournament. Beautiful campus, nice buildings, and good campus ...
by pjgscioisamazing
June 2nd, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 183
Views: 28098

Re: Astronomy C

Look at the SoCal 2012 Astro Test. Derivatives appear on the first page...but from what I gather, you don't need to know what derivatives are, but you use the table of values given to calculate it. But how on earth do you calculate the Chandrasekhar limit? (that was one of the questions) http://www...
by pjgscioisamazing
May 22nd, 2013, 1:58 pm
Forum: 2013 Nationals
Topic: Unofficial Rankings, Division B
Replies: 315
Views: 31083

Re: Unofficial Rankings, Division B

Daniel Wright (DW) beat Solon in all conventional metrics: Total Medals - DW: 14 vs Solon: 13 Gold Medals - DW: 6 vs Solon: 2 Gold/Silver/Bronze - DW: 9 vs Solon: 7 Top 10 Events - DW: 17 vs Solon: 16 However, Solon beat DW a mere 5 points in this category, which determined the final outcome: Point...
by pjgscioisamazing
May 21st, 2013, 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 19182

Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2013

They will be based on the most current rules available for that event if you have them. If it is an event that has never been present before (like Simple/Complex Machines), the best we can do is use our common sense and test on simple/complex machines. If someone would like to give or post a copy o...
by pjgscioisamazing
May 20th, 2013, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bring Back the Events!
Replies: 45
Views: 3951

Re: Bring Back the Events!

ScienceOlympian wrote:I want Dynamic Planet Earthquakes and Volcanoes to come back sooner. I love Glaciers, but Earthquakes are much more interesting. I can't wait three more years...


DP Earthquakes & Volcanoes, I think, is by far the best DP
by pjgscioisamazing
May 19th, 2013, 6:33 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: MagLev C
Replies: 528
Views: 47967

Re: MagLev C

plaidsuitguy1 wrote:Does anyone know the first two American inventors that theorized maglevs?


From what I know, I believe it was James Powell and Gordon Danby from Brookhaven National Laboratory. I'm not quite sure if they were indeed the first, but I know they were at least one of the first.
by pjgscioisamazing
May 18th, 2013, 6:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2013
Replies: 512
Views: 43018

Re: New York 2013

gneissisnice wrote:All 4 New York teams place in the top ten at Nats.

I am SO proud of everyone! Way to represent our state!


I majorly second this post! Congrats NY! You have made your state very proud this year!
by pjgscioisamazing
July 13th, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Event
Replies: 185
Views: 17506

Re: Favorite Event

Rocks and Minerals or Astronomy. Although I gotta give Pentathlon a shout out too :lol:
by pjgscioisamazing
July 2nd, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: MagLev C [Trial]
Replies: 158
Views: 24656

Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Sorry for my confusion, only the NY State Trial Event Rules explicitly stated "Ampere's Law" this past year. The National Trial Rules did not mention it. While I agree with that unwritten rule, the actually calculus involved in a simple Ampere's Law problem (beyond the basis of understandi...
by pjgscioisamazing
July 2nd, 2012, 8:32 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: MagLev C [Trial]
Replies: 158
Views: 24656

Re: MagLev C [Trial]

What types of questions has anyone seen asked about Amperes law? Did any test get into the calculus/differential equations? I've never seen Ampere's law asked about on a MagLev test in my two years of the event (although it wasn't on the rules until this past year). I was hoping there would be some...
by pjgscioisamazing
June 15th, 2012, 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AVERAGE Individual score at Nationals
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: AVERAGE Individual score at Nationals

1st (Astro) + 1st (Maglev) + 5th (R+M) + 43rd (Remote Sensing) = 50 / 4 = 12.5

Now if you don't count that hideous 43rd.... :lol:
by pjgscioisamazing
June 14th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 176
Views: 29060

Re: Astronomy C

Mira might as well, since it's a high-mass varstar Mira is a solar mass variable star (well just over 1 Solar Mass), it's on the AGB which is eventually what the sun will become. Mira will shed it's outer layers and become a white dwarf at the end of its red giant phase. You're talking about Mira A...
by pjgscioisamazing
June 14th, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 176
Views: 29060

Re: Astronomy C

Mira might as well, since it's a high-mass varstar Mira is a solar mass variable star (well just over 1 Solar Mass), it's on the AGB which is eventually what the sun will become. Mira will shed it's outer layers and become a white dwarf at the end of its red giant phase. Also I don't think Carina N...
by pjgscioisamazing
May 27th, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: 2013 Nationals Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker
Replies: 35
Views: 16218

Re: 2013 Nationals Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker

Ben Carson remains the best keynote speaker I've heard yet (2008 George Washington University) and the message he gave was profound and inspiring (THINK BIG). It would be amazing if you guys could get him again. This is an amazing idea. Ben Carson is definitely the best keynote speaker I've heard i...

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