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Physics Projects for Engineering Students 1st Year

Physics is the science dealing with different forms of matter and their interactions. In modern Physics, you can study nuclear physics, particle physics, and cryogenics. It is a natural science which deals with the study of matter, its motion through space and time in connection with energy and force. Below is a list of interesting projects ideas based on Physics that engineering students in the first year can take up:

  1. Electronic Eye: is a photo-detector used for detecting obstruction of a light beam. The device does not provide an image; only presence of light is detectable.
  2. Will a Guitar String Vibrate Forever
  3. Effectiveness of Recycled Materials as Thermal Insulation
  4. Creating Sound with Heat
  5. Quantifying the Effect of Sky glow on the Visibility of Stars: Sky glow which is triggered by excess light from urban areas obscures visibility of stars and is an increasing problem for astronomical observations. This project seeks to determine whether the amount of sky glow can be predicted based upon the angle of observation and a site’s distance from an urban center.
  6. Frequency Relationship of Notes in Musical Harmony
  7. The Liquid Lens
  8. Refractive Indices of Water And Turpentine Oil
  9. Study of Constituents of Alloys
  10. Photo-resistor
  11. Make a Telescope
  12. Logic Gate
  13. Investigate the Relation between Output and Input Voltage
  14. Study of the Effect of the Curvature of Space time: designed to test the theory of the Graviton, the theorized elementary particle predicted by the standard model of Physics that mediates the force of gravity.
  15. Across the Universe
  16. A Dying Star: for determining which Solar System object would be most viable during various stages of stellar evolution. This project is also meant for analyzing procedure to gauge feasibility in extra solar planetary research.
  17. Analysis of Voice Frequency across Ethnic Identities
  18. Voltage Regulator Using Zener Diode
  19. Photometric Study of Eclipsing Binary Stars
  20. Proving Universal Gravitation by Warping Space-Time: to determine if two masses would attract each other through the force of gravity as predicted by Isaac Newton’s law of universal gravitation.
  21. Reflections on Reflection
  22. Relativistic Stress
  23. Using Sound to Measure Temperature
  24. Brass Instruments and Artificial Lips
  25. Across the Universe
  26. The Focalization of Sound
  27. Tempest in a Teacup
  28. Safely Thawing Meat Used while Backpacking
  29. Determining the Type of Particle in an Air Sample
  30. Doppler Effect and the Fiber Gyroscope: relates to the Doppler Effect and how it is used to measure rotation in a fiber gyroscope. This Doppler effect introduces a frequency shift on a beam that can be measured by using a Sangnac interferometer.
  31. Detecting the Coriolis Effect in a Hose: to determine if the Coriolis Effect can be detected by its influence on water flowing through a coiled hose in a rotating frame of reference.
  32. Zero Gravity Elevator Experiment
  33. Cosmic Ray Shower Array Reconstruction
  34. Cold Nuclear Fusion
  35. The Most Efficient Automobile Sunshade
  36. Radioactive Attenuation and the Inverse Square Law
  37. Density Effect on Amplitude: to test jars full of helium, air, and carbon dioxide, each with varying densities, to see if density affects the amplitude of buzzing in the jar.
  38. Does the Rate of Heating Have an Affinity for Salinity
  39. Testing Sound Decay in Different Gasses
  40. Direct Solar Pool Heater: to demonstrate the feasibility of heating a pool using a new invention called Direct Solar Pool Heater.
  41. Rubens Tube
  42. Seeing Through the Haze
  43. Selective Isolation and Manipulation
  44. Semi-classical Method to Predict Helium: to develop a modified Bohr’s model using a semi-classical approach that can be easily understood by high school students with simple geometry and pre-calculus math level for predicting energy levels and emission spectra of Helium-like atoms.
  45. Sink or Float
  46. Testing Gas Laws
  47. Lifting an ice cube using a string from water in a glass
  48. Building a paper bridge which is strong to support many cars and showing the force of tension
  49. Pythagorean tuning to show how sound is affected by the length of any piece
  50. Rubber heat reaction experiment to show rubber reacts when it is exposed to high heat levels
  51. The Mathematics of Sympathetic Vibrations
  52. The Metal Meltdown
  53. Tricky Curie
  54. A New Perspective with a Digital Pinhole
  55. Are There More Cosmic Rays at Higher Altitudes
  56. Which Diameter String Has the Purest Tone
  57. Does Horizontal Speed Help
  58. Effect of a Magnetic Field and Applied Voltage
  59. Effects of Rotational Inertia on a Fastball
  60. Creating a fuse model to prevent fire due top faulty wiring
  61. Building parallel circuits to connect all home electrical devices
  62. Mechanical Exfoliation
  63. Photo-electrochemical Cell
  64. Photometric Study of Eclipsing Binary Stars: a study of two W Ursae Majoris eclipsing binary star systems namely AB Andromedae and ER Orionis and the project seeks to describe the stars based on various classification schemes.
  65. Proving Universal Gravitation by Warping Space-Time
  66. Zero Gravity Elevator Experiment
  67. Experiments to show how water displacement can make objects float rather than sinking
  68. Experiments to find out what triggers static electricity by rubbing two products of different kinds
  69. Matchbox guitar to show how the string instruments work
  70. Showing how light rays form reflections on coming in touch with smooth surfaces
  71. Musical bottles to demonstrate how sounds of different pitches are produced
  72. Cosmic Ray Shower Array Reconstruction
  73. Cold Nuclear Fusion
  74. Most Efficient Automobile Sunshade: to find out which type of sunshade material is most efficient for insulating your automobile when parked in the hot sun.
  75. Analysis of Black Hole Thermodynamics
  76. Studying the Variation of Electrical Resistance
  77. Determining the Time Constant for an RC Circuit
  78. Demonstrating the Production of Induced EAIF
  79. Demonstrating The Phenomenon Of Total Interval Reflection
  80. Making a solar oven
  81. Project to understand whether hot water freezes faster than cold water
  82. Making glass invisible
  83. How to make a simple motor
  84. Does temperature of a magnet affect its strength?
  85. Thermal conductivity of metals to understand which metal is the best heat conductor
  86. Addictive color project to find out how white light can be produced.
  87. The Balloon Rocket Car that shows Newton’s third law of motion.
  88. Building an electromagnet to demonstrate how electromagnetism works
  89. Create own lightning using stuff that you will find at the local supermarket
  90. Building a machine to trace line of earth’s magnetic field
  91. Floating ball experiment to prove air pressure dynamics
  92. Floating balloon project to show buoyancy of warm air
  93. Showing whether friction can cause vibration in a glass by rubbing the index finger against its rim
  94. Creating long lasting bubbles
  95. Making a steam-powered rocket boat
  96. Building a magnetic linear accelerator
  97. Effect of temperature on battery life
  98. Effect of propeller size on thrust produced
  99. Relationship between shape of parachute and its drop velocity
  100. Building a home-made magneto meter to study how the earth’s magnetic fields are affected by solar storms

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