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Question Involving Fluid Speed.

  1. Mar 21, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Water with air bubbles in it flows through a pipe that is wide and then gets narrower. As the water gets to the narrower section will the air bubbles get larger, smaller, or not change?

    2. Relevant equations
    Bernoulli's equation. I tried to write it out but I was not sure how to do it without it looking messy and I don't have Microsoft Word on this computer.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I said that they will get larger because the pressure of a fast moving fluid is less than a slower moving fluid. with this in mind the bubbles would be able to expand because the pressure acting on them is now less. Is this correct? Thanks.

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 21, 2013 #2
    Right on.
  4. Mar 21, 2013 #3
    Cool thanks.
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