Monday, July 25, 2011

Slippery Slope?

If a toy boat were in a bathtub half full of water, so the toy boat floated, and the bathtub were the kind with wheels, and the tub were being towed up an inclined surface by two locomotives, one on either side, would this experiment qualify, physics-wise, to have the same elements as a French "moving lock" with a watertight squeegee pushing a boat-carrying wedge of water?

This has been on my mind.


  1. By george, he's got it! :)

    I'm so sorry it's been preying on your mind. I really don't intend to tax the mind of Max. Relax.

  2. There's more than one way to float a boat. Or skin a slope. Or whatever Socrates said.


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