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Vertical rise of liquid at the back of a linearly accelerating tank...

  1. Jan 19, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    why the vertical rise of the surface is given by the formula as shown in the notes ? shouldn't it = Δs =
    (g +az ) Δx / ax ?
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  3. Jan 19, 2016 #2

    haruspex

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    No, it can't be that. Consider ax=0.
    How did you arrive at that?
     
  4. Jan 19, 2016 #3
    Another issue is that your expression is dimensionally inconsistent.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2016 #4

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    No, I don't think so. az is supposed to be az, an acceleration, etc.
     
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