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Friction

Frictional resistance to the relative motion of two solid objects is usually proportional to the force which presses the surfaces together as well as the roughness of the surfaces. Since it is the ...

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How do gecko lizards unstick themselves as they move across a surface?

Gecko use the Van de Waals force to stick themselves to surfaces but how do they unstick themselves. This article provides the answer.

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Imaging Raytracer : Rendering the Quadric Surfaces

With this applet you can generate 6 Quadric Surfaces, and a cylinder, and you can do all that in about a minute

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Fabrey-Perot Interferometer

This interferometer makes use of multiple reflections between two closely spaced partially silvered surfaces. Part of the light is transmitted each time the light reaches the second surface, ...

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Gaussian Surface

Part of the power of Gauss' law in evaluating electric fields is that it applies to any surface. It is often convenient to construct an imaginary surface called a Gaussian surface to take advantage ...

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Quantum Mechanics

Basic theory of quantum mechanics, from origins - photoelectric effect, wave particle duality, via Schrodingers equation to matrix mechanics

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Mechanics

This site gives an overview of the physics of mechanics through a series of links to relevant articles.

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General Mechanics

Index for information on mechanics, short but good explanations.

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Mechanics

A series of relatively advanced level demonstrations that can be used for various mechanics topics.

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Overflowing Surface Tension

A simple experiment using a cup, water and some coins to demonstrate the effect of surface tension.

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