Proposal: Engineering

Yes, I know they are on topic on Physics.SE and I have posted 3 such question there - no answers on 2 and the third has a non-answer. (Nothing against Physics.SE, but by their own admission, there is a major bias of expertise in the theoretical side).

So, my question is, would experimental physics themed questions, such as the practicalities of an optics design etc be on topic here?

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I'd definitly say that questions of the type "how can I build " would be on topic.

Remember, engineering practice may contain experiemnts too - measuring the performace curve of a pump would be one example.

Looking at experimental physics, I think questions of the type "I have this hypothesis, how can I test it" should be off topic. Here, I mean question were the focus is to translate the hypothesis into something testable in the first place.

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