Volume 82, Number 3, May 2008
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||21 April 2008|
Analogy between capillary motion and Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology
Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “M. Picone”, CNR - I-00161 Rome, Italy, EU
2 ICRA, University of Rome “La Sapienza” - I-00185 Rome, Italy, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 5 March 2008
A formal equivalence between the motion of an inviscid fluid in a capillary tube and the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological equations is discussed. Similarly to the case of “sonic black holes" or “black-hole analogs", largely discussed in the recent literature, it is hoped that this analogy may inspire a class of capillary-filling experiments reproducing simple cosmological scenarios in terrestrial laboratories.
PACS: 47.35.Pq – Capillary waves / 98.80.-k – Cosmology
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