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Illustrating Phase Changes Using Graphics Modelling of Soap Film Patterns

J. Tilley
D. Lovett
Journal / Anthology

Physics Education
Year: 1995
Volume: 30
Page range: 74-79

Soap films can exhibit sudden changes analogous to phase transitions, and these changes can be animated using the software package Mathematica. Examples are shown here. In this way students can be introduced to phase changes earlier than is usual.

*Science > Physics > Fluid Mechanics