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The Soap Film: An Analogue Computer

Soap films provide a simple method of obtaining analogue solutions to some mathematical problems

Cyril Isenberg

2012-05IsenbergF8.jpgClick to Enlarge ImageThe properties of soap films allow them to be used to solve both two-dimensional and three-dimensional distance and area problems, some of which lacked non-digital mathematical solutions at the time of this 1976 article.


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