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About berkan

  • Birthday 07/28/1987

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  1. Aerospace is under general because in order to take aerospace one should know the fundamentals of thermodynamics which need to be known in many other fields such as biomechanical engineering, mechatronics and almost all other fields that mechanical engineers work in. However nanotechnology is more related to chemistry than mechanics (physics), that being said... thermodynamics would just be a waist of time for today's materials engineer... courses like fracture mechanics and dislocation theory are taught instead.
  2. Wow! Great website... I really like the video clip on the medical stitches that tighten their own knots. Simply brilliant!
  3. Yeah, I was also thinking about combining the two somehow. But another question comes to mind, what kind of research can one conduct in low earth orbit related to materials and nanotech? Any ideas?
  4. I'm currently a second year engineering student enrolled in Queen's University, Canada. Second year here at Queen's is common for all mechanical engineering students; however in third year we get to chose between a general mechanical engineering option or a materials option. I'm really interested in aerospace engineering which falls under the general option, however recently I heard that nanotechnology is a very interesting field that is rapidly developing. So, my question is.... is it at all possible for me to work in a nanotechnology related field if I graduate from the materials option? If not, then how's it like to work as a materials engineer? Is it mainly research related? Frankly speaking, what would YOU pick? Aerospace or Nanotechnology? Thanks alot guys..
  5. Since we're in the subject I'd like to know what the difference is between Nanotechnology and Chemistry. Since I'm also interested in Nanotechnology, but I hate chemistry. I intend to work with nanomechanical devices.
  6. Hi all, I'm a 17 year old high-school student who has been accepted to the following universities all of which are in Ontario, Canada: *Queen's University (with an 8,500$ scholarship) -mechanical engineering- *University of Waterloo (with a 2,000$ scholarship) -mechatronics- *Possibly in the University of Toronto (unknown) -engineering science (Aerospace engineering)- *Possibly in York University (unknown) -space engineering- I am undecided whether to choose the top engineering school, the more prestigious overall, or the one offering the most money... So, if any of you have attended, are attending or know something about any of the universities listed above, please help me make the right decision. Thank you...
  7. I myself want a good definition of "side", and how it defers from "surface".
  8. I'm curious, how do you support your claim (whatever that may be)? 1 side or 0 sides
  9. 1) How can something have NO sides? Everything we see must have sides, to reflect light, right? 2) How can something have infinite sides? The fact that it fits in your hand proves that a sphere can't have infinite sides, right? 3) How can a sphere have one side? For it to have one side it must be a part of one plane, right? *) Since a perfect circle is impossible, hence so is a perfect sphere. This is my conclusion: A sphere has numerous (thousands if not millions of) sides that vary along with its perfection. I know this wasn't included in my multiple-choice question; therefore I would like to add this one. I'm open to any NEW ideas. e) Numerous (not determinable)
  10. A sphere has _____ side(s). Fill in the blank, thats all. a) one b) no c) infinate d)
  11. berkan

    books to read

    A Devil's Chaplain (by: Richard Dawkins) is a must!!!
  12. I got a 93.000015% (I'm not too happy) :,( considering my last score of 96.5%
  13. 1, Nanoengineer 2, Aerospace engineer 3, Astronomer 4, Astrophysics 5, String scientist (is that what they call them?) #1 being priority onwards...
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