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Water falling = how much power?

by Bigdane
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Feb2-09, 02:52 PM
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Water flows over a section of a waterfall at the rate of 3.2 104 kg/s and falls 33 m. How much power is generated by the falling water?

i tried to use the power equation but im just not sure how the numbers relate.
help please?
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Feb2-09, 03:24 PM
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You need to calculate the rate of potential energy delivery which is m*g*h/sec.
Feb2-09, 03:28 PM
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use energy:

E[tex]_{gravitational}[/tex] before = E[tex]_{kinetic}[/tex] after

The gravitational energy of the water is turned into kinetic energy

the amount of power generated is the energy per second.

Feb2-09, 07:18 PM
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Water falling = how much power?

thanks guys

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