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Title: Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area: Volume Ratio
Url: http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/area_volume.html
Creator: Beals, M.
Gross, L.
Harrell, S.
Publisher: Institute For Environmental Modeling
 Description: This website discusses the surface area to volume ratio and how it limits the size of organisms. The page shows how to calculate this ratio for cubes, and spheres and contains graphs that help clarify how the ratio changes as the size of the object changes.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter -- Solids. Solid state physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Surface properties
Science -- Physics -- Heat -- Relations between pressure, volume, and temperature -- Special topics, A-Z -- Expansion
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Volume
Physics -- Surface tension
Physics -- Pressure
Date Issued: 2000
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reference
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: M. Beals, L. Gross, S. Harrell
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Cell size limit
General Physics
Geometry
Mathematical Physics
Mathematics
Other Sciences
Physics
Ratio
science
Surface Area
volume
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Date Of Record Release: 2011-02-03 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
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