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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: O.T. Math help
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Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:54:12 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 06:54:12 PST
Tom MacIntyre wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:41:38 GMT, Chuck Simmons
> >This led to an
> >argument with a younger generation teacher about why the static pressure
> >inside a small bubble is greater than the static pressure in a large
> >one. That was frustrating because there is a quite simple integral that
> >gives the result.
> The ratio of the area to the volume is greater for a smaller body
> (this is why small animals have to eat significant amounts of food for
> their bodyweight, as they radiate a lot of heat for their size?);
> could that be related?
It is related. The bubble calculation is really addition of forces. The
heat calculation is more of a "flux" sort of thing but the integrals
will be very similar.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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