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Posts tagged two thirds

April 2, 2009

 

Woman holding heart shaped cookie

You Gotta Have Heart

We generally say the heart is on the left side of the chest because about two-thirds of its mass is to the left of the sternum.

September 27, 2003

 

Jugband Physics

When the bottle vibrates, the water inside has to vibrate with it. Having to move all that water slows down the vibrations of the glass and that in turn slows down the frequency of the sound waves, producing a lower pitch. Adding more water slows down the bottle’s vibrations even more, creating an even lower pitch.

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