Heat conduction is one of the three modes of heat transfer. In 1822, a French physicist published a treatise giving a complete theory and mathematical model. Who was he, and which mathematical formulation is he most famously known for?
What do bouncing billard balls, the unfortunate collision of a scarecrow with an electrical pole, and Boyle’s Law have to do with the kinetic theory of gases? This part explains how the collisions of molecules within a container lead to Boyle’s Law.
Can a ship that is 956 feet and weighs 57,271 tons withstand the might of a monster wave bearing down upon it? You might be surprised to know that even modern naval architecture hardly takes into account the dangers to a ship due to monster waves