Archive for October, 2012

An Introduction to Surface Tension (Or Why Raindrops are Spherical)

When: Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 3:30pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Andrew Bernoff, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College A common misconception is that raindrops take the form of teardrops. In fact, they tend to be nearly spherical due to surface tension forces. This is an example of how at small scales the tendency of molecules […]