Technical Problem Solving

Flavorflav
Member
Member
Posts: 1335
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:06 pm
Division: Grad
State: NY
Contact:

Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby Flavorflav » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:48 pm

Can you tell me about the volume of gas station? I didn't get a very clear understanding of it from the guys who did it.

ahage16
Member
Member
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:02 pm
Division: C
Contact:

Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby ahage16 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:58 pm

You just had to squeeze out some water from a sealed bottle into a graduated cylinder and calculate how much air entered the bottle. There was a thermometer reading air temp and one reading the water temp. You then just used (V1/T1)=(V2/T2). At least I think that that is how it was supposed to be done

Glacierguy1
Member
Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:08 pm
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: LI,NY
Contact:

Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby Glacierguy1 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:17 pm

ahage16 wrote:Competed in this on Saturday. It seemed ridiculously easy, but we ended up getting 14th. Since there are no specifics on scoring, I'd imagine it was all very close at the top because there was nothing complicated involved. Some things we had to calculate: Density, gravitational acceleration using a pendulum, average weight of candy, volume change in gas at different temperatures, and something else I don't remember :D


And mass of a cylinder of wood cut out of a block
SAVE OUR GLACIERS.

rocketchicka
Member
Member
Posts: 49
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:09 pm
Division: C
State: MI
Location: earth
Contact:

Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby rocketchicka » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:26 pm

Does anybody else think this event should be modified? Like using less calc?
2010 Events-State Results:

17th Mission Possible
7th Egg-O-Naut
32nd Technical Problem Solving
18th Remote Sensing


Return to “2009 Lab Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest