"Fundamental Physics": Molecular Dynamics vs. Hydrodynamics.
This paper concerns the scale related decoupling of the physics of breaking drops and considers the phenomenon from the point of view of both hydrodynamics and molecular dynamics at the nanolevel. It takes the shape of droplets at breakup to be an example of a genuinely emergent phenomenon---one whose explanation depends essentially on the phenomenological (non-fundamental) theory of Navier-Stokes. Certain conclusions about the nature of "fundamental" theory are drawn.
"Fundamental Physics": Molecular Dynamics vs. Hydrodynamics. (deposited 19 May 2005)
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