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Re: Materials Science C

Post by chalker7 » September 7th, 2012, 11:01 am

deezee wrote: Yeah but materials science is such a HUGE and broad field of science... i heard it focused on chemistry
Materials Science is inherently multidisciplinary, mostly including aspects of chemistry, physics and engineering. The way SO as a whole is structured places events on individual committees. For a variety of reasons, Materials Science is on the Chemistry committee. This means that the event will have a strong focus on the chemistry elements of Materials Science, but not an exclusive focus (I would still expect various questions/activities on structure and materials performance.)
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by deezee » September 9th, 2012, 2:31 pm

So i guess it's basically applying chem and physics stuff to do certain things... So knowing properties of matter and measuring them would probably be a good thing to study.
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by Paleomaniac » September 12th, 2012, 2:55 pm

deezee wrote:So i guess it's basically applying chem and physics stuff to do certain things... So knowing properties of matter and measuring them would probably be a good thing to study.
thats essentially materials science... I would recommend putting emphasis properties of physics applied in a chemistry lab environment...
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by earthbot25 » September 18th, 2012, 10:34 am

The actual rules are surprisingly similar to the 2013 draft rules. Also as mentioned above, definitely a lot of chem involved.
I was hoping for more nano science like the older versions of the trial, but this seems like it's gonna be a great event :)
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by scm424 » September 25th, 2012, 3:25 pm

How do you think the lab portion of the event will run?

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by MarineBiologist » October 3rd, 2012, 2:07 pm

So what do we need to know for this challenge that's different from last year?
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by scm424 » November 2nd, 2012, 8:29 am

Does anyone know where to find good practice tests for Materials Science? The test exchange doesn't have any unfortunately...

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by RAntonello » December 13th, 2012, 1:09 pm

So, I know that we're all in the dark with this event, so in all of our own vested interest in SO, and the spirit of fair competition. If ANYONE figures out what this event is about please post it here.

Also, what's up with Miller indices and Bravais Lattices? Can anyone find a good tutorial for them?

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by bearasauras » December 13th, 2012, 1:38 pm

Wikipedia would be a good start to learn about both Bravais lattices and Miller indices. I would start with understand what Bravais lattices are first before learning about Miller indices. Once you know about Bravais lattices, Miller indices is pretty easy to understand.

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by Shad160 » December 13th, 2012, 5:53 pm

Has anyone here competed in this event yet (as a trial from last year or from any invitationals so far this year)? I'm trying to get a feel for how hard the questions for this event usually end up being, because I've been casually prepping for a while now, but everything I seem to touch upon seems like either basic knowledge or deeply advanced material. Struggling to find a happy medium/ trying to understand how difficult the test will actually get...
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