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More about Physics: Thermal Diffusivity

We just covered in the previous blog post what thermal conductivity and heat capacity were. Well, now it’s important to consider how those two thermal parameters are connected to each other. They are connected through a term called thermal diffusivity.

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The Basic Science Behind Toilets

The reasons why we are not living like we’re back in the stone ages…is due to some simple science Not going to lie, but sometimes the best way to get over writers block is just to drop a deuce in

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The Difference between Absolute and Gauge Pressure

Two completely different ideas of pressure are more closely related than you think When you deal with calculating pressures either in class or on the job, there are two types of pressure that are important for you to distinguish between

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How Does Fluid Momentum Work?

Water can be your best friend or your worst enemy Image Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_(physics) Even been in a shower where the showerhead water pressure is so high that it feels like you’re being struck by needles all over your body? Or

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How does Skipping a Stone on Water work?

The classic outdoors pastime, with a scientific twist You must have done this at some point in your life, or at least have been interested in doing it. Skipping a stone across water is a classic activity to do outdoors,

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How Does Drinking Water with a Straw Work?

Those bendy straws will never look the same             ImgSource:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2QrJbMzqNRE/T_HcHi6gaXI/AAAAAAAAHBQ/IyPAmg1iYyc/s640/straw-experiment.jpeg   You do it every single time you order a drink when you go out to eat. Your waiter/waitress gives you a plastic tube covered in paper, you

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How to get an “A” in your Physics Class

The dreaded class where getting a good grade might be easier than you think You may be at a point where you’re wondering why you’re sitting in your physics class as you get your previous exam handed back to you

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Why do Objects Float in Fluids?

Eureka! The reason why objects stay afloat…for the most part Continuing on our road down physics concepts, there is another fluids mechanics concept that is of importance, which is known as buoyancy. Ever wondered why a ball floats on top

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Hydrostatic Pressure- The Pressure of Fluids

Water is heavier than you think You’ve probably noticed it when an object like a ball is at the surface of the pool, that it seems fine. But what if it were to go to the bottom of the pool?

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Centripetal Motion and Force

Something that makes the world go round Centripetal motion deals with the motion of an object traveling through a circular shape. Examples of this can be seen when you twirl a ball around in the air or when a cart

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