Why does a wire not simply cut a block of ice in two when it passes through the ice?
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Solution 25RQ We know that, if we apply pressure on the ice, ice melts. When we place a wire on top of an ice block, the wire applies pressure on the ice. The ice, just below the wire melts into water. Now, when ice melts, the wire goes down and touches the solid ice below the water melts the ice again. Now the water that comes on the top of the wire is free from pressure and freezes again, forming ice. In this way, as the wire goes down, the water above wire freezes and becomes ice. Hence, when the wire come out from the ice, all the melted water got frozen again and ice block remains intact. This way wire passes ice block without cutting it.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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