Technical Problem Solving

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Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby Flavorflav » March 23rd, 2009, 4:48 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.

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Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby ahage16 » March 24th, 2009, 1:58 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

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Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby Glacierguy1 » March 24th, 2009, 3:17 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


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Re: Technical Problem Solving

Postby rocketchicka » April 22nd, 2009, 7:26 am

Does anybody else think this event should be modified? Like using less calc?
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