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Homework Help: Water Discharge from a tank

  1. Oct 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This is more of a question:
    In class, we solved an example with water leaving a tank from a faucet on the side and near the bottom. The result was v=(2gz)^(1/2)... the Torricelli equation. What I am wondering is if the solution would change if the faucet were located at the bottom center of the tank instead of the side.

    2. Relevant equations
    Bernoulli Equation

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The only change I can think of is the small difference in height between where the faucet was on the side of the tank and the new location on the bottom. That seems a little too simple and convenient, though. Any help is appreciated.
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  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2


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    Your theory sounds correct to me! Water pressure pushes equally in all directions so the orientation of the tap on the tank should not matter.
  4. Oct 20, 2009 #3


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    Yes. You are right.
  5. Oct 20, 2009 #4
    Ok thank you!!
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