Thermodynamics B/C

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Unome » October 12th, 2018, 12:52 pm

LIPX3 wrote:I've been having a small problem with how scoring works this year, especially with the heat score. When I calculate the scores in Excel, the results make sense. However, when I put the exact same parameters into the official score sheet for Thermo, there are several problems. That spreadsheet will not give out a heat score for some teams, seemingly at random. Has anyone else noticed this?
Attaching the file or sending a link might help. What do you mean by not giving a heat score?
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by chalker » October 13th, 2018, 5:27 pm

LIPX3 wrote:I've been having a small problem with how scoring works this year, especially with the heat score. When I calculate the scores in Excel, the results make sense. However, when I put the exact same parameters into the official score sheet for Thermo, there are several problems. That spreadsheet will not give out a heat score for some teams, seemingly at random. Has anyone else noticed this?
I'd be very interested in hearing more about this. We've tested the spreadsheet quite a bit, but maybe there is an issue. Note that you won't get a heat score if you haven't filled in all the required fields for a team.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by wxyz » October 16th, 2018, 7:24 pm

I would've liked to see a further breakdown of scores in the test packet. Most interested in how people's devices performed.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by CookiePie1 » October 16th, 2018, 7:37 pm

This year, since the scoring is based on a k-value instead of internal/external, will it be more adventageous to use a plastic beaker?
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 16th, 2018, 7:57 pm

CookiePie1 wrote:This year, since the scoring is based on a k-value instead of internal/external, will it be more adventageous to use a plastic beaker?
I would recommend getting both kinds and testing if there is a significant difference and if so which is better.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Raphael » October 18th, 2018, 5:01 am

What might be a great site to research for thermodynamics?
I am new to this event so I need some help with the study material.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by MattChina » October 18th, 2018, 5:54 am

Raphael wrote:What might be a great site to research for thermodynamics?
I am new to this event so I need some help with the study material.
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by CookiePie1 » October 18th, 2018, 7:34 am

MattChina wrote:
Raphael wrote:What might be a great site to research for thermodynamics?
I am new to this event so I need some help with the study material.
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Khan academy is a good introduction to thermodynamics, and Hyperphysics is good for specific topics you're unsure about. Also, there is really nothing wrong with wikipedia. The scioly wiki for thermo is also a good read.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Raphael » October 18th, 2018, 7:44 am

Thanks so much :!: :)

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 18th, 2018, 12:35 pm

paulakim wrote:is this true the thermodynamics is a process of physics?
Thermodynamics is an intersection between physics and chemistry.
It is physics because it has to do with motion, heat, temperature, energy, kinetic theory, etc.
It is chemistry because it has to do with molecular structure, gases, chemical reactions, bonds, heat, energy, etc.

I would say that the topics covered in the rules lean more towards physics.

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