Critical Driving Force

Some articles on driving force:

Crystal Growth - Mechanisms of Growth - Driving Force
... be found when any area in the surface can reach a metastable equilibrium in the presence of a driving force ... If the surface cannot reach equilibrium in the presence of a driving force, then it will continue to advance without waiting for the lateral motion of steps ... to reach an equilibrium state in the presence of the driving force ...

Famous quotes containing the words force, critical and/or driving:

    Strange how such innocence gets its own way.
    I shouldn’t be surprised if in this world
    It were the force that would at last prevail.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Productive collaborations between family and school, therefore, will demand that parents and teachers recognize the critical importance of each other’s participation in the life of the child. This mutuality of knowledge, understanding, and empathy comes not only with a recognition of the child as the central purpose for the collaboration but also with a recognition of the need to maintain roles and relationships with children that are comprehensive, dynamic, and differentiated.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    As it grew darker, I was startled by the honking of geese flying low over the woods, like weary travellers getting in late from Southern lakes, and indulging at last in unrestrained complaint and mutual consolation. Standing at my door, I could hear the rush of their wings; when, driving toward my house, they suddenly spied my light, and with hushed clamor wheeled and settled in the pond. So I came in, and shut the door, and passed my first spring night in the woods.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)