Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 13 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 245: 1


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First, the particles are extremely small compared to macroscopic systems. Because more energy is required to move more massive objects as opposed to less massive ones, a far greater amount of power would be needed to move a macroscopic system than a microscopic system in a given time interval. Furthermore, the electrostatic force is large compared to the size of the molecule, making fast oscillations possible.
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