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  • Liquid Helium, Its Discovery, Properties Applications And Limitations

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    Advanced Engineering Materials MECH 5623 February 14, 2017 SUPERFLUIDS Joshua Hobson Oklahoma Christian University, Graduate School of Engineering Edmond, OK ABSTRACT “Superfluids” are fluids that have zero viscosity. This means that the fluid will flow with zero friction as well as leak through certain surfaces that are otherwise considered sealed. In addition, superfluids are also superconductors. The paper discusses liquid helium, its discovery, properties applications and limitations. INTRODUCTION

  • Nine States of Matter? The Lesser Known States of Matter Essay

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    liquid, gas, and plasma. Fortunately this is not true as that would be boring. There are also at least 4 other-less common states and Icontest a fifth. These are Bose-Einstein condensate, photonic molecules, quark-gluon plasma, superconductors, and superfluids. They all have unique properties that clearly distinguish differences between them and the traditional four states. These breakthroughs could help us in the future and have some practical uses right now. My personal favorite state of matter is

  • States of Matter

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    States of matter are the distinct forms that different phases of matter take on. Historically, the distinction is made based on qualitative differences in bulk properties. Solid is the state in which matter maintains a fixed volume and shape; liquid is the state in which matter maintains a fixed volume but adapts to the shape of its container; and gas is the state in which matter expands to occupy whatever volume is available. This diagram shows the nomenclature for the different phase transitions

  • How Did The Elements End Up On Earth?

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    The world is made up of elements, from the iron in our blood, to the oxygen and carbon in the air. We use these elements everyday of our lives, even when we don’t realize it. But the one question that never crosses our mind is – Where do all the elements come from? Many may answer that these elements came from the Earth, but how did these elements end up on Earth? First, we have to look at the star cycle. Around 14 billion years ago, a giant nebula concentrated into a single tiny point, then proceeded

  • Helium Essay

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    At a temperature slightly above absolute zero, it is transformed into helium II, also called superfluid helium, a liquid with unique physical properties. It has no freezing point, and its viscosity is apparently zero; it passes readily through minute cracks. Helium-3, the lighter helium isotope, which has an even lower boiling point than ordinary

  • The Rayleigh-Bénard Problem

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    Mechanics of Fluids and the Rayleigh-Bénard Problem 1 Introduction The motion of fluids in certain systems continues to be a relevant to physicists. From the coiling of dribbling fluids to the convection current of a slice of fluid heated from below, patterns forming in natural systems are still unsolved. The best that can be done is to make models of the systems and use approximations. In this paper I will give an overview of the Rayleigh-Bénard problem as well as describe the derivation

  • The 20th Century A Revitalization Of Mathematics

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    The 20th Century marked a revitalization of mathematics. Mathematicians were becoming increasingly aware of the shaky foundation that the mathematics of the time was built upon. Algebra seemed to change the most by this new move to fix the fundamentals of mathematics. With the intent to reinvent algebra, a group of young French mathematicians joined together under the pseudonym Nicolas Bourbaki. They collectively wrote a textbook named Elements of Mathematics. All the while, they held mathematical

  • Properties Of Fluids And How Is Flows Around A Medium

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    Properties of Fluids Fluids have a variety of properties and with each property impacting how is flows around a medium. One of these properties of a fluid is viscosity. Viscosity is a property arising from friction between neighbouring particles in a fluid that are moving at different velocities. When the fluid is forced through a tube, the particles which comprise the fluid generally move faster near the tube’s axis and more slowly near its walls: therefore

  • Chapter One Of The Disappearing Spoon

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    Chapter one of The Disappearing Spoon informs us of the information hidden in the periodic table, and why the periodic table is arranged the way it is. Through its pages it explained the formation of the periodic table such as its shape, trends, and etc. The pages also tie into one or more learning goals in this unit. A periodic table is not just a chart with things splashed onto it, it is a chart that was thoroughly arranged based on the trends, the characteristics, the description, and formation

  • Noble Gas and Helium

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    Although Helium exists in the atmosphere of Earth in small quantities, it is one of the most common element in the universe. It is a rare gas on earth. Helium was first discovered by Pierre Janssen in the spectrum of the sun during an eclipse in 1868. It was shortly identified as an element and was named by the chemist Sir Edward Frankland and the British astronomer Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer. Helium has an atomic number of 2 and an atomic weight of 4.002602. Helium is represented by the symbol