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Ice Crystals QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. www.snowcrystals.com
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Notable aspects of snowflakes No two are alike Symmetry Amazing structures Always 6 sides
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What is a snowflake? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Sketches by Descartes QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Sketches from icecrystals.com
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Physics of snowflakes Droplet in cloud coalesces around a bit of dust Droplet freezes Water molecules freeze to surface Ice crystal slowly grows as more water molecules stick to it
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Not random! Two effects make this not random Water tends to form crystals in a specific way The growth is limited by
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2010 for the course PHYS 181 taught by Professor Gilholder during the Spring '10 term at McGill.

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