(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

There's a bucket, filled about halfway with water. The water itself is completely still. A perfect sphere with mass m and volume v are given. The depth of the water, and the radius of the bucket (which may be considered perfectly cylindrical) are both given. In short, you know everything.

Calculate the wavelength of a surface wave after impact of the sphere with the surface water.

2. Relevant equations

My issue with this question is that I still have no idea what formulas I actually have to use. However, there are a few things I assumed:

Ekin = (1.2)*m*v^2

Fz = m * g (g being 9.81 [m/s^2])

W = F * S

v = root(g * h)

c = root((g * wavelength)/(2pi))

3. The attempt at a solution

As stated before, I am clueless. The only reason I even believe the kinetic energy and gravity are important, is because I suppose that there's either a transfer of forces, or a transfer of energy. I do not need to be fed the answer to this question, but it would help me greatly if someone knew of a formula that I myself could not find (after about an hour of searching using terms such as "surface wave after impact")

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# Homework Help: Calculating the wavelength of a surface wave after impact

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