Fractal concepts in condensed matter physics by Tsuneyoshi Nakayama, Kousuke Yakubo

By Tsuneyoshi Nakayama, Kousuke Yakubo

Concisely and obviously written via most excellent scientists, this e-book presents a self-contained advent to the elemental ideas of fractals and demonstrates their use in a number of themes. The authors’ unified description of alternative dynamic difficulties makes the ebook super obtainable.

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While the salt added at this point suppresses the electrical interaction as it did before, the corona is still active, and the colloid remains stabilized, just as it does in Chinese ink. I consider the story of Chinese ink a perfect example in more than one respect. It illustrates the properties of finely divided matter, which plays so prominent a role in our daily lives. Witness the products of the food industry (creams, margarine, mayonnaise), of the oil industry, of the cosmetic industry, and of many others.

In the liquid flow, the stretched polyox molecules "pull" on the water and, in doing so, compensate for the weight of the water column. IFigure 41 Water + Polyox (100 mg/liter) The tubeless siphon. 22 * Part I Soft Matter IFigure 51 Stretched Moleculee The physics of the tubeless siphon. THE RUNAWAY BOAT Polymers in solution have other miraculous properties. A fire breaks out in a high-rise building. Firemen aim their hoses (Figure 6). Despite the powerful pumps, the water jet reaches only the eighth floor.

I To make the glass conductive, it is coated with tin oxide, atransparent material which conducts electricity. Chapter 5 Liquid Crystals and the School of Fish * 49 If one examines the properties of a ray of sunlight, no privileged direction is apparent in a plane perpendicular to the ray (Figure 2Ia). The same is true of light emitted by ordinary sources, such as a candle or a light bulb. Things change, however, when sunlight is reflected by a glass surface. A reflected ray does have a privileged direction: it turns out to be the direction perpendicular to the plane formed by the incident and the reflected rays (Figure 2Ib).

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