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Modern Physics Project

The modern physics project was a project built with the intention of introducing the class to the world of modern physics, as the title may suggest. We started the project by selecting a topic, and then pairing up on with a fellow student who had picked a similar or identical topic. Some group topic examples included the Schrodinger's cat theory, the multiverse theory, and the string theory. My personal intrest was Einsteins special and general theory of relativity, sinse I never really understood the concept, and I wanted to get a better understanding of the universe around me.

A few things about this project. I enjoyed a number of things in this project, but the thing that I enjoyed the most was propably answering questions about the theory of relativity at the end of the presentation. It felt empowering to know so much about such a difficult topic to be able to answer questions about it with relative ease. Even more so, it felt nice to be able to explain a topic to a group of curious students, even if fellow peers they were.

This isn't to say that the project was without difficulties. One difficulty I encountered was staying up late several nights in a row reading books on Einsteins theory to try to get a better understanding of it.

One interesting thing that I learned while doing this is was that Einstein wasn't the first person to come up with the theory of relativity. Rather, he created the most recent variation of relativity that is commonly accepted by people today. Many physicist had come up with theories of relativity that matched up with the understood physics of the time.

If I had the opportunity to change one thing about this project, then I would have used a different camera with higher quality video and sound when filming the explaination video so that I could have been understood a bit better during the speaking parts.

Aside from the mistakes, I would have to say that this was my favorite project throughout the year. I appreciated the technique (Dispite the way that our teacher, Mr. Schwartz, never really taught us anything during the course of the project.) since it allowed us to learn a topic of our own choice. I personally wish that when presenting, I could have had more time to do it, and have done it by myself so that I could have more control over what I had learned, and what I had presented. Aside from that, no complaints.

For more information, you can click here to view the original data on the project, including our question presentation.