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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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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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Sticky Water

A good beginners explanation of surface tension.

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Pepper scatter

SImple experiment to investigate surface tension in your kitchen.

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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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Dancing Droplets

Watch droplets of fluid move in response to surface tension.

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