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Trig project ideas...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Avery4jc, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Avery4jc

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    Hey guys I have a trig project that I have to do and as with all school projects if they give me any room to play with they can assume that I'll be showing up with something automotive related. My Trig. teacher is pretty cool and for the end of the year project he always lets his students do anything we want as long as we tie in whatever subject we are currently in (i.e. Trig for me).
    Freshman year in Geometry I just worked with angles of ramps for r.c. cars and measurements, this year I need to step it up so I wanted to do something with my full size rig now that I have one ;)
    Do you guys have any ideas? It doesn't have to be too deep, he just wants to let us think and realize that not every project is going to have strict guidelines and a right and wrong answer. Lets kick some brain cells into gear and think of some excuse to use my truck. Thanks!

    -Avery

    Oh, by the way something that I was thinking about was a spin-off of what I did freshman year by calculating angles of axles but w/ my rig flex isn't exactly an option, those 9" superlift springs aren't exactly what I'd consider soft. :rolleyes:
     
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    calcuate drive shaft angles and axle to transfer case and such
     
  3. Greg72

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    Build an RTI calcuator.....

    Input: Vehicle Wheelbase
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Build an RTI calcuator.....

    Input: Vehicle Wheelbase
    Distance up a ramp, or vertical height from ground (must be able to accept either)
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    :angry1: Argh! Goddamn "tab" key thinks I'm hitting "Submit" :angry1:



    Build an RTI calcuator.....

    Input:
    • Vehicle Wheelbase
    • Distance up a ramp, or vertical height from ground (must be able to accept either)
    • Ramp degrees (if vehicle drove up a ramp, and didn't use a forklift to lift a tire)
    Output:
    • A Correct RTI score for a 22.5*, 25*, and 30* ramps

    This would be a nice tool to have. Sometimes a guy will say, "Hey I can get a tire up 24-inches without lifting a second tire...what would my RTI score be?" With a tool that could accept different types of inputs (which forces you to do the Trig calcs a few different ways, BTW) almost anyone could figure out their RTI score...even without a ramp. Also, they could extrapolate a 30* score from a measured 22.5* score (for example)...it would make it easy to compare apples to apples when people started bragging about their ramp scores.


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    a Turrete syndrome attack just took place. :D
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    !! BOB SAGET !!! :haha:



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    sorry, could not resist :grin:
     
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    Don't know if this fits the assignment, explain why/how a 383 puts out more torque than a 355 (same .030 over SBC). The answer can be one page or a book, depends how much you're willing to take on, in any case you could incorporate some trig along with a ton of other disciplines. The main thing is to show you've learned how to learn.:D
     
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    Those all sound like good ideas, thanks guys. The rti ramp is something that I could probably do. I'll look into it....anybody else have some good ideas?

    -Avery
     
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    Explain to your teacher that trig is the most evil of all math types ... and as such you refuse to do any ... claim it will taint your soul.

    probably not going to get you anywhere ... but it should be entertaining.
     
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    no way, algebra is the worst. trig is easy. :D
     
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    bah i'll even take linear algebra over trig.
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah that is actually in some ways true. Trig. is just an extension of the basic fundamentals of geometry that we laid the ground work for in Freshman year.
    The only applicable things that a 16 year old could do with Trig in a couple of weeks is sin, cos, tan, etc. which is just geometry (depending on how far you take it).
    Thanks for the ideas guys, I'm heading off to work but I'll try to brainstorm while I'm there.

    -Avery
     
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    Did I rack your brains too much? I just finished up an english essay and I'm writing an outline for Trig. that is due tomorrow that explains what we are going to be working on for the next few weeks as far as our project goes. I think that I'll say something about the rti ramp score calculator and also mention that I'll do calculated measurements of the truck. If I head this route hopefully I can start rounding up some pictures and informaiton from you guys that have rti'd your rigs.

    -Avery
     
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    I use trig with machining all the time to figure out angles. some times geometry also. never used algebra for anything. what is a application you would use algebra for?
     

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