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  1. PS: Why is aerospace under general. Isn't that a very specific field.

    Nanotechnology is more general, I would say, since it has applications in chemistry, computing, electronics, foods . . .


    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. 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..

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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)

  6. I don't mean to be rude but... how on earth are we going to build such a machine? presuming that your "hypothesis" is correct... (I know! how about a microwave oven?) the thought of that alone is weird (imagine, everytime you cook something in a microwave it travels through time) lol

  7. What exactly do you mean by sense? Can you (touch, hear, taste, smell, or VISUALIZE (see)) a fourth dimension? You can't, no one can. Let me put it this way: If I asked you to draw a 3 dimensional shape you would draw a sphere, cube... etc. Now let's see you draw a four dimensional shape.

    We don't sense 4 dimensions. We experiance its effects (time). And the effects of all the other dimensions even though we can't explain them yet.

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