• The Inveterate Tinkerer 10. Analog ComputingWith Soap Films

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      Plateau border, catenoid, motorway problem, analog computer.

    • Abstract


      In this series of articles, the authors discuss various phenomenain fluid dynamics, which may be investigated via tabletopexperiments using low-cost or home-made instruments.The tenth article in this series demonstrates the use of thearea-minimization property of soap films in the computationof analog solutions to mathematical problems.

    • Author Affiliations


      Chirag Kalelkar1

      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal 721 302
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