Steven Vogel





Steven Vogel


Born
in Beacon, New York, The United States
April 07, 1940

Died
November 24, 2015

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Steven Vogel is James B. Duke Professor, Emeritus, in the Department of Biology at Duke University.

As it has turned out, my activities as a teacher and writer have extended well beyond the explication of the immediate results of research. The first two of my seven books, A Functional Bestiary: Laboratory Studies about Living Systems and A Model Menagerie: Laboratory Studies about Living Systems, provide eclectic material for teaching laboratories in introductory biology. The third, Life in Moving Fluids, finds most use as an entry point into fluid mechanics; it is now in its second (much enlarged) edition. The fourth,
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“When a fluid flows across a solid surface—any fluid, any speed, any surface—the speed of flow at the surface is zero. This is the so-called no-slip condition. Its existence (or nonexistence) occasioned hot debate back in the mid-nineteenth century, but it fits so perfectly with both theory and measurement that it has long outlived any controversy. So where does the real flow begin? Just beyond some molecularly thick layer on the surface, which is to say beyond a negligibly thin layer. But this real flow begins as very slow flow near the surface, gradually speeding up at greater distances until it eventually reaches (put strictly, it approaches) the full speed of stream, bloodstream, or wind—as in figure 4.3”
Steven Vogel, The Life of a Leaf

“The no-slip condition makes trouble—if subtle trouble—in our everyday lives. One swipe of a dishcloth works as well as lot of flowing hot water. The dishcloth contacts the dish, sweeping away surface mess; the flowing water doesn’t make such effective contact. Hot water works better than cold, not just because more substances dissolve in hot water, but because hot water has a much lower viscosity; that means more fluid moves close to the dish. Dust accumulates on the surfaces of fan blades; the low flow right near a blade’s surface isn’t enough to dislodge it.”
Steven Vogel, The Life of a Leaf

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