2 January, 2003: Squelch

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(This link is on BIMBO but I thought it worth recording here, too.)

But I want to take you into the world of very low Reynolds number-- a world which is inhabited by the overwhelming majority of the organisms in this room. This world is quite different from the one that we have developed our intuitions in.

Life at Low Reynolds Number by Edward M Purcell: how bacteria swim -- and why. Fascinating.

(Also available as a PDF file, though it doesn't really add anything.)

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