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Kelvin's thunderstorm\water dropper

  1. Dec 15, 2014 #1


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    Hi guys,

    So I've been wondering, if I were to do Kelvin's thunderstorm\water dropper experiment and present it in front of people, what things can I actually measure (for example, something as a function of the other or the dependency between two things)? Or in other words, what calculations and measurements can I actually write down and check with my system?

    Thank you and happy holidays.
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  3. Dec 15, 2014 #2


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  4. Dec 15, 2014 #3


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    Some obvious things come to mind:
    - volts produced
    - net average current and power
    - time to produce a given charge
    - net efficiency of converting potential energy of the water into electrical power
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