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Homework Help: Dissipation of Ripples in water

  1. Feb 27, 2009 #1
    I am doing an experiment to study how different factors affect the time taken for ripples to dissipate in water.

    I have been using the mass of metal ball bearings as a variable and changing the height from which they are dropped as well to create the ripples.

    To measure the time taken for the ripples to completely dissipate I have been using a camera that takes many photos very quickly at 20fps and then counting the number of frames to ascertain a time period.

    I have had some quite strange results but I was wondering if anyone knows of any pre-existing correlations between impacts of objects in water and the creation of ripples in this context.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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