In order to understand the peculiar behavior of granular matter, it is oftenelucidating to observe the physics of only a few grains. We present twosetups which fall into this class: The motion of a single particle in arotating drum, and the collective behavior of a few particles under theinfluence of a swirling motion.
September 15 - 26, 1997
PHYSICS OF DRY GRANULAR MEDIA
NATO - ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE