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The explanation of brownian motion

  1. Nov 28, 2011 #1

    I can't imagine
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  3. Nov 28, 2011 #2


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    It happens to be correct. Einstein first described this in one of his famous 1905 papers.
  4. Nov 28, 2011 #3
    okay,I still can't imagine
  5. Nov 28, 2011 #4

    D H

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    What can't you imagine? And please don't repeat the same quoted text again.
  6. Nov 28, 2011 #5


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    It's similar to the board/tabletop game Crossfire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_(board_game [Broken])

    The molecules and atoms impact the object at random intervals. This leads to small motions as the object is hit more on one side than the other in a short period of time.
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  7. Nov 28, 2011 #6

    Andy Resnick

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    google "Langevin equation"
  8. Nov 28, 2011 #7


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    Okay, you've stated a fact - that you can't imagine. I guess this thread is done. Commencing lockage... 10...9...

    Unless you had a question you wanted to ask.
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