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Shape of a drop on a flat surface

  1. Jan 21, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Dear all,
    I am trying to find find out the shape of a drop on a flat surface. The requirement is the constant volume of the drop.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know that for the solution I must find out the minimum of total energy that is composed of potential energy (proportional to the height of the drop) and the surface energy (proportional to the surface). How to calculate that?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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