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Surface Tension

The cohesive forces between liquid molecules are responsible for the phenomenon known as surface tension.

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What is surface tension?

SImple explanation of what surface tension is and how water molecules interact.

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Hunkin's Experiments - Surface Tension

Some quick, fun surface tension demonstrations.

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Surface tension

An explanation or surface tension and how it makes capillary action possible.

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High School Physics - Mechanics

Basic mechanics descriptions and some basic experimental simulations but with good links to more advanced sites.

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Why can't Einstein and Quantum Mechanics get along?

Article of the hurdles facing scientists who are trying to combine gravity and quantum mechanics.

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Surface tension science: build a raft powered by soap

An activity to try in the bathtub. It explores surface tension and all you need is scissors, styrofoam, a sponge, a toothpick, water and some soap.

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Reverberation

Reverberation is the collection of reflected sounds from the surfaces in an enclosure like an auditorium.

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Foil Simulation Applet

A complicated simulation tool showing how a planes wing works and the airflows over a number of surfaces.

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Quantum Mechanics

A BBC site giving a brief introduction to quantum mechanics

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