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A dimensionless parameter that is a measure of the instability of a layer of fluid due to differences of temperature and density at the top and bottom.
- ‘Further, Honda et al. assume constant viscosity, which is an important element of the Rayleigh number.’
- ‘By the mid-twentieth century, geophysicists had determined that the Earth's mantle was likely to advect heat from the core, because its Rayleigh number far exceeds the convective threshold.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.