simple diffusion


The People As Molecules School......

a: Simple diffusion ~
b: random walk

What: "Simple diffusion is like a random walk, Banavar explains. In such a walk, the direction of each successive step is governed by chance. If a crowd of random walkers starts from the same point, the pattern of dispersal of the crowd is predictable." The link is a study of comparing people and molecules. The assumption seems to be that people can modeled as molecules. This of course assumes that people have no free will,this is a BIG assumption.

Writer: Jayanth R. Banavar
Date: May 13 2013 4:41 PM

In Still Water

a: Simple diffusion ~
b: food color in water

What: Simple diffusion is like food color in water. This assumes that the water is still and not being stirred. If you have a tube of still water and drop some red food dye in the middle, the color will expand out from the center. As the color expands the concentration off the dye drops and the color become faint. The intensity of color drops geometrically because there is a fixed mass of dye moving, to a point, an infinite amount of water.

Writer: Lucretia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 13 2013 4:47 PM

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