Post by Hal (@halsherman)

4 weeks ago

#Repost @publicdomainrev ( @get_repost ) ・・・ The Splash of a Drop (1895 ) by Professor A.M. Worthington, a delightfully focused study on the physics and aesthetics of a splashing drop. Although the main draw of the book is undoubtedly the wonderful series of images depicting the drops at different stages of its dissolution, the accompanying descriptions throw up some surprisingly pleasing gems of descriptive prose. We hear of how “the central mass rises in a column which just fails itself to break up into drops, and falls back into the middle of the circle of satellites”; of “a drop of a milk falling on to smoked glass”; “traces of lobes”; and of how a drop of milk “rides triumphant on the top of the emergent column”. See the book here: https://buff.ly/2gCF0xw . 💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧 . #publicdomainreview #physics #science #ifuckinglovescience #splash #drop #water #milk #ripples #ripple #wave #waves #liquid #surfacetension #diagram #illustration

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