As the article has pointed out, this is not a model but rather an analogue computer.

We cannot solve explicitly the equations for models of Casimir force but, since the equations as the same as for bodies floating in a conducting fluid, we can find the answers for particular set of parameters by simply measuring the behavior of floating things.

]]>So I don’t understand, what the water surface model is supposed to illustrate.

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