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HELP! relationship between rate of flow of water and height of water column 
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Jan2305, 07:38 PM

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Purpose : to determine experimentally the relationship between the rate of flow of water through a narrow opening and the height of the water column.
any ideas in how i could do this experiment and what kind of data to use etc. and how this can conclude to a design in an hydro electric dam. experiment is used with a 50 mL burette (tube with narrow opening) , stop watch, ruler, and beakers. thanks :D 


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Jan2305, 07:59 PM

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1. what do I need to produce a column of water? Will it be big enough to give me a measureable volume of water flowing out the opening without changing the height significantly? 2. how do I measure the volume of water that escapes? 3. How do I measure the time it takes to escape so I can determine the volume/unit time? 4. How do I measure the area of the opening? How do I calculate the flow rate from that data and the area of the opening? If you think about all these things carefully, you will be on the road to a successful experiment. AM 


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