Tuesday, September 20, 2005
at last some physics
So everytime the air conditioner blows, the drapes that I thumbtacked to wall blow away from the window which is really weird. I have been thinking what processes are going on, to cause that. There is a couch by that window too. One has to consider what sort of air currents must be happening in order for the drapes to blow away from the window. The vent is quite far from the window. I can only imagine that as the cold air reaches the window, since it is more dense, it displaces the warmer air, these set up current by the edges of the drapes. Behind the curtain, warmer air is trapped as opposed to the front of the curtain where the warmer air can reach the ceiling.