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Wave amplitude

  1. May 8, 2012 #1
    I have now in some time tried to figure out a way to calculate the peak amplitude of a water wave, after starting the wave motion by dropping an object, with a certain weight from a given height, in the water.

    I am not in need of the information, but it would be nice to know.
    I will hope that you could help me understand this :-)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 8, 2012 #2
    I don't know how to do that, but I do not it's not simple....The density, shape, and size
    of the object will have to be taken intio account....For example, imagine a long pipe or rod
    dropped...if on end,vertical, very different than if horozontal.....or notice the size waves expert divers make...the splash is an indicator of the entry efficiency....
     
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