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Snow ball

  1. Jun 11, 2008 #1
    What is the shape of snowball? i thought it's circle but my friend said it's a sphere.
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2008 #2

    Defennder

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  4. Jun 11, 2008 #3
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  5. Jun 11, 2008 #4

    tiny-tim

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    Hi Asian Girl! :smile:

    I think you mean snowflake.

    If so, I agree with you: :smile:
    For more details, see this.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2008 #5

    Defennder

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    Why would a snowflake be shaped like a sphere?
     
  7. Jun 11, 2008 #6

    tiny-tim

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    You'll have to ask Asian Girl's friend! :smile:

    … you're trying to get an introduction, aren't you … ? :wink:
     
  8. Jun 12, 2008 #7

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    My question (and, I suspect, Defennder's, except for a typo) would be "Why would a snowflake be shaped like a circle". All snowflakes are more like 6 pointed stars.

    I don't know what language Asian Girl speaks but it might be a translation problem. A circles is "flat"- two dimensional- in a plane. A sphere is 3 dimensional.


    (Very strictly speaking, a snowball is a "ball"- a "sphere" is the surface of a ball.)
     
  9. Jun 12, 2008 #8

    tiny-tim

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    But a 6 pointed star is like a circle …

    … especially when it's spinning beautifully! :!!)
     
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