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Homework Help: Hydrostatic Fluid- Linearly Accelerating Slope

  1. Mar 15, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An open rectangular tank contains water up to about half of its depth. This tank accelerates at a=2.20 m/s[itex]^{2}[/itex] up a slope α (alpha), which causes the free water surface to form an angle θ (theta) with the original horizontal plane.
    What is the α angle of the slope?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution


    angle between water surface and slope = γ

    γ= α+θ





    I am not sure if this is the right approach?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you, Anna

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
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