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mfc2themax
11-01-2001, 12:40 AM
this thing is so freaking cool. i got to play around with one a few weeks ago.... its awesome....

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/

Generator
11-01-2001, 07:57 AM
That looks so cool!

Garfield
11-01-2001, 07:59 AM
::stops breathing for a few seconds with eyes wide open::

WOW! That is great. I like the three forms it can take (like the three states of matter. Although I think there is four now).

--Garfield

RobS
11-01-2001, 08:09 AM
5 states of matter

Garfield
11-01-2001, 09:21 AM
> 5 states of matter

Really? Is the 5th new? I think I heard about that. These are the four that I know:

-Gas
-Liquid
-Solid
-Liquid crystal

What's the 5th?

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Did anybody see a price for that tablet PC? That is perfect. I bet it is real expensive, though.

--Garfield

RobS
11-01-2001, 09:22 AM
Proper states of matter:

Plasma
Gas
Liquid
Solid
Bose-Einstein Condensate

Garfield
11-01-2001, 09:24 AM
My chem teacher says that she never heard of plasma and that she always called it liquid crystal. Are these two different things? And yes, I heard about that new one. How many more do you think there are going to be? Hard to tell.

--Garfield

gamegod3001
11-01-2001, 09:35 AM
>My chem teacher says that she never heard of plasma and that she always called it liquid crystal. Are these two different things? <

Plasma is the state of the moloclues inside a florasant light when it is on.

RobS
11-01-2001, 09:36 AM
Firstly, ask you physics teacher, not your chemistry teacher.

Then briefly plasma is what you get if you carry on heating beyond gases with ionisation and such like but still with bulk properties ie is a form of matter

There are unlikely to be anymore. Bose Einstein staes only happens at very low temperatures, ie approaching absolute zero but is the effect you see in super fluids and super conductivity.

Hotter than plasma, erm, trying to remember my physics degree here, you could provide enough further energy to allow nucler fusion to occur, then you could provide enough energy to start breaking down nuclei into protons and neutrons, eventually you could get to the Quark-Gluon Plasma type level but that's as yet unproved.

Look at some stuff on Stellar Physics, Big Band theory and the early universe to get the best ideas of what happens as you heat stuff up.

Garfield
11-01-2001, 09:37 AM
> Plasma is the state of the moloclues inside a florasant light when it is on.
Oh.

But have you heard of liquid crystal?

--Garfield

I HIT 700!

RobS
11-01-2001, 09:53 AM
Yes, LC is the really heard to describe phenomena than can sometimes occur between Liquid and crysalline structures. Didn't know that it had recieved a seperate and distinct state status

Most LC have the molecules mostly fixed in position, but they're free to rotate and align themselves over more preferable directions, some of them have funky polarization properties and respond to EM stuff and allow people to make LCDS and mode rings and things.