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The Floating Ball 'Paradox'

Robert Finn


An earlier work by the present author questioned a general capillarity contact angle criterion introduced by Thomas Young in 1805. The paper just preceding this one presents an explicitly computable example as supporting evidence by analogy that Young’s criterion could be correct. The present note takes issue with that view, and offers an alternative interpretation of the example.

Please see also the MPI MIS preprint 153/2006 by Henry C. Wente.

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2008 Repository Open Access
Robert Finn

The floating ball 'paradox'

In: Journal of mathematical fluid mechanics, 10 (2008) 4, pp. 583-587