Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

Friday, 5 July 2019

Wrist action

I don’t recall that Navier, Stokes, Bernoulli or Reynolds ever wrote a recipe book or opened a creperie, but fluid dynamics has hit the kitchen. The surface kinematics of producing the perfect pancake has been examined using Monte Carlo methods and partial differential equations. Apparently success is associated with rotating and decreasing the pan’s angle of inclination whilst adding the batter. Mine still stick to the pan.

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