a function of this function of viscosity and another function of 1.9 + 0.064 log (v). As of
yet, we have no theoretical footing for the long function. The viscous function, however,
seems to fit nicely with our data and is inspired by the theory of a second-degree phase
transition. I have learned that experimental physics takes a lot of time to accomplish
what we want with some trial and error and some educated guessing. As always, in order
to learn everything that we want to, more time will be needed. Starting with one
experiment has led to another exciting wonder of the fluidized bed of sand. There are
still so many things to be studied about this new topic in the world of physics. I hope to
study and learn more about it in the future.
I would like to give special thanks to both professors Maarten Rutgers and David
Andereck. I would also like to thank Professor William Palmer, Professor Linn Van
Woerkom, and Shirley Royer for allowing me to participate in this year’s REU program.
Thanks also to the NSF for funding this REU program.
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