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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Magnetorheological fluid – Catharine Lo
Remember the ferrofluid that Luyu introduced during the camp. It is made up of nanoparticles of ferromaterials that become magnetised under a magnetic field. Now let us look at another type of fluid. A magnetorheological fluid (MR fluid) is another … Continue reading
Posted in Electricity and Magnetism, Matter
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Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble… a closer look at cavitation – Chew Hong En
The next time you boil water in a beaker over a Bunsen flame, consider how the water actually boils: Even before reaching boiling point, small bubbles begin to form near the base and sides of the beaker, with the bubbling … Continue reading
Posted in Matter, Technology and Engineering
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Products of Vectors – Cheng Luyu
In this week’s fact of the week, I will introduce the vector dot and cross product, which may be already familiar to you. However, some of the mathematical perspective provided here may be useful in furthering your understanding in these … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematical Physics
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