"Centrifugal" Force Say you have a cylinder of radius r with πr2h liters of water in it. If you put it on some sort of turntable and spin it with an angular velocity ω, is there a way to tell what the shape of the water will be? I mean, if you look at the cross section will you be able to find out if it forms for example, a parabola? This isn't a homework problem or anything, I'm just curious. Thanks for your help.