1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Water flows at 7 m/s in a pipe of radius 5 cm. A plate having an area equal to the cross-sectional area of the pipe is suddenly inserted to stop the flow. Find the force exerted on the plate. Take the speed of sound in water to be 1.4 km/s. (Hint: When the plate is inserted, a pressure wave propagates through the water at the speed of sound vs. The mass of water brought to a stop in time Δt is the water in a length of tube equal to vsΔt.) 2. Relevant equations P = F/A 3. The attempt at a solution I am trying to attempt the problem in the following way: Consider a reference frame where the water is still. Then the insertion of the plate would actually be a plate moving at 7 m/s, causing the still water to start moving. However, I am not sure how to get the force from this. It's probably going to be from P = F/A. Can anyone help me get started on this problem?