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Jul
11
comment How do candles and wicks work?
Also: the really "long wick" of the twisted up paper burned through that candle faster than the small wicks. You can see the flame is bigger in the picture, and it used up the wax faster.
Jul
3
comment Is there a physical interpretation of the alternating property?
I should maybe add that I don't understand your counter-question. I would love to make my question more understandable but I can't understand from what you said what is confusing about it.
Jul
3
comment Is there a physical interpretation of the alternating property?
@ACuriousMind Let's say I asked "Is there a physical interpretation of vectors?" Then "Force applied at a point" could be one answer.
Jul
3
comment Is there a physical interpretation of the alternating property?
@acuriousmind for example what models is it used in? What things in physics are represented with an alternating operator?
Jul
2
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Jul
2
comment Is there a physical interpretation of the alternating property?
Asked on maths.SE here: math.stackexchange.com/q/1346462
Jul
2
asked Is there a physical interpretation of the alternating property?
Jun
15
comment How do candles and wicks work?
re: the stiffness comment. I think you can see in both of those photos that the paper lighter is mostly totally out of the wax. (Also the flame with the wide paper is burning more than the narrow wicks.) Which I think puts your comment in context: people want a thin wick that will burn through the candle wax slowly. Yes?
Jun
15
comment How do candles and wicks work?
Thanks for this quick answer! I'm going to wait to see if others roll in before accepting.
Jun
15
comment Does wrapping a wet paper towel around a glass bottle really speed up the cooling process?
You weighed them with the towels still on? So the water was lost from the towel?
Jun
15
answered Does wrapping a wet paper towel around a glass bottle really speed up the cooling process?
Jun
15
comment Why does blowing on someone who is wet feel colder than on someone who is dry?
Latent heat of evaporation refers to the energy cost of a phase transition?
Jun
15
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15
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15
asked How do candles and wicks work?
Mar
6
awarded  Curious
Mar
5
asked Why is a hexagon such a stable shape for materials?
Mar
5
answered Is there such a thing as “North” in outerspace?
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Dec
22
revised Is placing a heater in the coldest part of a room the most efficient place to put it?
nope .. "best" is less specific, and I noted two notions of "best" in the question. (uniformity and cost)