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Flying circus of physics

Index I

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Index I

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I am half sick of shadows, art, reflection from mirror, 6.75
Ice
        bergy seltzer, iceberg sounds, 3.70
        brightness, 6.57
        brine cells, 4.11
        camera lens, using ice lens,  6.93
        carbonated drinks, sudden freezing, 4.24, 4.24
        cars sliding on, 1.202
        colors, 6.53, 6.57
        crack, sinusoidal, 4.20
        cubes
               cloudy, 4.21
               figures within, 4.22
               formation, 4.20, 4.21
               sounds of ice cube cracking in water, 3.70
               spikes, 4.20, 4.20
               worm holes within, 4.21
        dams at house eves, 4.18, 4.18
        dead-cat bomb, prank, 4.31
        delay of freezing by
                spraying orchard, 4.15
                tub of water, 4.14
        dendritic ice, 4.10, 4.19
        disks, rotating in river, 4.20, 4.20
        forming sooner with initially warm water, 4.124.12
        frozen by the sky, 4.13
        frost circles and abandoned mines, 4.96
        frost flowers on windows, 4.111, 4.111
        frost heave of stones through ground, 4.29
        glaze ice, 4.19
        hot water thrown into very cold air, 4.16, 4.16
        iceberg sounds,, bergy seltzer, 3.70
        icehouse paradox, 4.90
        icicles
                 formation, 4.17, 4.18
                 ripples and their migration, 4.17, 4.17
        igloo, 4.36
        microwaving frozen food, 4.11, 4.11
        nucleating agent, 4.10
        patterns on frozen pond, 4.23
        permafrost cracking sounds, 3.79
        pingos in permafrost, 4.27
        pipes bursting in winter, 4.25
        pointy ice drops, 4.20
        polarization of frost flowers on window, 6.129
        plumbing pipe bursting, 4.25
        polygons in Arctic, 4.28
        ponds and lakes, 4.23
        power lines, icing, 4.19
        reflections, crown flash, 6.27
        rime ice, 4.19
        salt, effect on freezing-melting point, 4.41
        salty water freezing, 4.11, 4.11
        sea ice, 4.11, 4.11
        skating, 4.34  
        salt effect on water-ice slurry, 4.41
        snowflake formation, 4.32
        sounds of, 3.70
        spikes, 4.20, 4.20
        stone hitting ice, sound, 3.82
        stones pushed upward through ground, 4.29
        supercooling water, 4.10
        throwing hot water into very cold air, 4.164.16
        Tyndall figures inside ice cubes, 4.22
        walking on ice, 4.35
Iceberg, green, 6.53
Iceberg ship (proposed aircraft carrier), 2.160
Iceblink, map in the sky, 6.20, 6.20
Ice cream, homemade, churning, role of salt on the ice, 4.41
Icehouse paradox, entrance facing into rising sun, 4.90

Iceland volcano, electric discharges, 5.30, 5.30
Ice skating, lubrication is not due to pressure melting, 4.34
Icicle
        formation, 4.17, 4.17
       
ripples and their migration, 4.17, 4.17

Igloos, internal temperature above external temperature, 4.36

IHTFP (common curse at MIT), 6.23
Illusion,
       afterimage,
7.15, 7.15
       Bidwell's ghost, 7.15, 7.15     
       beer mug thickness, illusion of beer volume, 6.136
       beer, small versus large, 7.52
       blind spot,
7.3, 7.3
       CafĂ© wall illusion, 7.58
       ceiling appearing be a floor, 7.50
       Cheshire cat effect, 7.20
       dots, Glass pattern, 7.29
       eye oscillations and humming,
7.8, 7.8
       fireworks, 7.49, 7.49
       flying clouds and Blue Meanies, 7.22
       ghost light, 7.16
       ghost, stage illusion, 6.62
       gravity hill,
1.140
       head without a body, 6.62
       hole in hand,
7.55
       harmonic series hearing illusions, 3.29
       Mach bands along a shadow's edge, 7.25
       moon size, 7.1
       neon spreading, 7.13
       oil painting depth, 7.14
       op art,
7.13, 7.13
       Pepper's ghost, 6.62
       positive afterimage, 7.15, 7.15
       Pulfrich pendulum, depth with motion, 7.23
       reading in the dark, 7.15, 7.15
       rhino-optical effect, disappearing finger, 7.21
       rotating snakes, 7.13
       shadow hiding,
7.56
       stairway, impossible, 1.258
       star sapphire, 6.97
       streetlight delay sequence, 7.24
       take-off illusion from aircraft carrier, 1.17
       train-size illusion, danger of at rail crossing, 7.59
       underwater hearing, direction determination, 3.26
       violin location illusion, 3.35
       visual latency (delay),
7.23
       water from nowhere, 6.166
Impressionism, 7.10

Implosion demolition, 1.204
Incense swing, pumping, Spanish cathedral,
1.114, 1.114
Indiana Jones, crystal skull, 1.208
Induced current, magnetically
        electric guitar pickups and Jimi Hendrix, 5.44
        solar flare results, 5.47
              Trans-Alaska Pipeline currents
              transmission lines disruptions and regional blackouts
              telegraph disruption
         train station currents in waiting passengers, 5.50
Infinite corridor, MIT, light shaft, 
6.23
Infrared detection
         beetle, remote sensing of forest fires, 4.2
         snakes, 4.1,
4.1
Infrasound
         car sickness, 3.74
         Krakatoa world-wide sound waves, 3.74
         machinery, 3.74
         mountain ranges, 3.74
         thunder, 3.56
         tiger roar, 3.10
         wind blowing past buildings, 3.74
Insect
         aphid, liquid marbles, 2.94
         bees, electrostatics, 5.32
         beetles
               bombardier, aiming its acid stream with coanda effect, 2.50, 2.50
               brilliant white beetle due to internal structure of scales, 6.158
               click beetle leap, 1.40
               fog basking, 4.67
               Hercules beetle, color shifting, 6.15
               opal coloration, diffraction, 6.95
               remote detection of forest fire by infrared light, 4.2
               scarabeid, colors due to surface structure, 6.115
               tiger beetle colors due to surface e structure, 6.115
               whirl-a-gig colors due to diffraction gratings,  6.115
         butterfly
                colors due to surface structures, 6.115
                vision, 6.117, 6.117
         moth vision, 6.117, 6.117
         polarized light from windows attracting flies, 6.126
         plumes, 4.93

         water strider, 2.80, 2.85,
6.89
Interference
         acoustic sculpture, 3.86
         color-shifting paints and inks, 6.109, 6.109
         diffraction at harbor, 2.165
         finely grooved objects, 6.108
         herring, colors due to surface structure, 6.115
         metal pan colors, 6.114
         oil slick, 6.114
         opal colors in beetle, 6.95
         Poisson spot, 6.151, 6.151
         soap film, 6.114
         solid ball diffraction, 6.151, 6.151
         tiger beetle, colors due to surface structure, 6.115
         white beetle, 6.158
         wineglass resonance, 3.44, 3.44
Internal waves, dead water captures ships, 2.35

Inverted glass of water, 2.120, 2.120

Inverted pendulums, 1.116

Invisible man, 6.90
Invisibility in water, 6.89, 6.89
iPod and lightning, 5.2
Iridescent colors
           animals, 6.115
                 gyrinid beetle
                 herring
                 Morpho butterfly
                 scarabeid beetle
                 whirl-a-gig beetle
            clouds, 6.49
            meat, 6.135
            paints and inks, 6.119, 6.119
            pearls, 6.116
            plants, 6.118
            thin films, 6.114
                  cooking pans
                  oil slick
                  soap film
Italian Job, movie, bus on cliff edge, 
1.216

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