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Offline wilsong77

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Is Wind considered as matter?
« on: 05/02/2016 19:11:49 »
Hi,
  I have been trying to look for an answer to the question: Is wind considered as matter? Some have said that it is a phenomenon and it is not matter. I am thinking that since wind is made of moving air particles and air itself is matter, shouldn't wind be also considered as matter? Can someone please enlighten, many thks in advance.
Rgds,
Wilson


 

Offline chiralSPO

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Re: Is Wind considered as matter?
« Reply #1 on: 05/02/2016 19:29:50 »
Air is matter and wind is a process. The same is true for fire (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=53182.0)

Wind is the movement of air. Similarly current is the flow of water in a river--the water is a substance, but the current itself is a process. Same deal with sound, which is a vibration (often thought of as a vibration is air, but could be vibrations in any solid, liquid or gas, etc.) One more example: dance is a motion that people make, (with the possible exception of some birds and other intelligent animals) there is no dance without people, but dance itself is not a person.

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Re: Is Wind considered as matter?
« Reply #2 on: 05/02/2016 23:22:54 »
Quote from: wilsong77
Is wind considered as matter?
To add to the comments of chiralSPO:
Air is matter.
To turn air into wind, add some kinetic energy; it is now moving matter.

 

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