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Acoustics of the Mridangam: Study of a New Design of a South Indian Drum
The mridangam is the primary musical drum of South India and is comprised of three primary parts: the tonal head, bass head, and central wooden shell to which the two heads are traditionally fastened by leather thongs. ...
Using Computer Simulations to Better Understand Statistical Mechanics
Two computer simulations are presented in a way that conveys a deeper understanding of statistical mechanics. Background information is given which covers concepts needed for the discussion of the simulations. Two computer ...
Plasma Simulation and Transport at the Magnetospheric Boundary
Plasma and magnetospheric physics are reviewed, and the KelvinHelmholtz Instability (KHI), the focus of the research, is introduced. Using the results or KHI and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations combined with ...
A Study of Energy Use at Kalamazoo College
(Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2007-06-04)
The evolving focus of Kalamazoo College on energy conservation and efficiency brought about the need for a project to study how the campus currently uses energy. This process, often taking the form of an energy audit, ...