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Aerospace engineer - concept, theory, or topic you have explored


LavanyaD17 1 / -  
Mar 7, 2021   #1

+Intellectual curiosity. Why do you find it intriguing? How do you want to explore it further?



I was fascinated by the concept of Projectile motion during my physics lecture on 'Motion in a Plane'. In this motion, we have objects (projectiles) with a given initial velocity, moving under the influence of the Earth's gravitational field. NASA engineers apply projectile motion principles when they forecast routes of meteorites that could penetrate the Earth's atmosphere or interrupt the transmission of satellites. I've learned that we often see projectile motion in our day to day life. A bowler bowls a ball towards a batsman in cricket, a basketball player throws the ball towards the basket these are some illustration of Projectile motion. By calculating sums on projectile motion I was able to study this concept in-depth and conduct research using it. In basketball using Projectile motion, we can determine how to get the perfect free-throw every time. I used Shaquille O'Neal an American former professional basketball player as an example of my research. For Shaquille O'Neal to shoot the perfect free-throw every time, he must throw the ball with a velocity of 14.12 m/s at 18.10°. This specific notion was intriguing to me as I've planned on becoming an Aerospace engineer. I would like to explore it further by getting a undergraduate/masters degree in aerospace engineering.
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Mar 8, 2021   #2
You failed to respond to the prompt in totality. You need to discuss your intellectual curiosity first, then why you were intrigued by it, and finally, how you will explore it as a college student. If you were fascinated by projectiles in motion, then say so but do not go into the history of what that is. You used almost the whole word allowance in just defining that, rather than explaining what intrigued you about it, say you became curious about how projectiles in motion can reach Mars within 2 days rather 6 months, or something like that. Then in the end, explain how you plan to explore this curious thought of yours by turning it into a reality as a college student. Do not refer to the masters degree yet. It seems you are still aiming to get your first degree at this point.


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