- Homework Statement
- "Consider the horizontal acceleration of a mass of liquid in an open container. Acceleration of this kind causes the liquid surface to drop at the front of the tank and to rise at the rear. Show that the liquid surface slopes at an angle \theta with the horizontal, where tan \theta = a/g, a being the horizontal acceleration."
- Relevant Equations
- p = p_0 + \rho gh
The only way I get this is to make a the vertical acceleration at the bottom corner and g the horizontal acceleration there. This is from Halliday & Resnick's Physics. I've been unable to find anything there or in REA's Physics Problem Solver. Thanks for any hints submitted.