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Homework Help: Oscillation of liquid

  1. May 19, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A liquid is placed in a U-Shaped tube. Initially both are at the same level. Total length of liquid is L. But later one side is displaced from equilibrium by X.(Difference of both sides is 2x now). Show that the water will oscillate harmonically in the form of a=-w squared x. Hence derive an expression for period of oscillation in terms of L.

    2. Relevant equations
    Pressure= hpg

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Not really sure about this question...
  2. jcsd
  3. May 19, 2008 #2
    You should show at least some steps..or at least tell us any idea you might have about how to approach the problem, so we know you have spent some time on it. :)
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