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Description - Soap Bubbles by C.V. Boys

This excellent primer and classic work on the topic of soap bubbles and films employs simple experiments to establish a practical basis for the existence and function of surface tension and energy minimization. Experiments require only soap, straws, and bits of rubber to impart profound fundamental concepts related to fluids. 83 illustrations. 1911 edition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486205427
ISBN-10: 0486205428
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - C.V. Boys

Sir Charles Vernon Boys (1855-1944), a British physicist known for his innovative experiments, served as a Professor at the Imperial College of London from 1889-97. He was the first to write about soap bubbles from a scientific point of view, and he remains a folk hero to recreational math and science enthusiasts.