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Why water become thinner when falling?

  1. Nov 15, 2014 #1
    why water become thinner when falling?
    thanks guys.
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  3. Nov 15, 2014 #2
    Because it becomes faster whereas the volumetric flow rate remains constant.
  4. Nov 15, 2014 #3
    thanks but,
    why volumetric flow rate is constant?
  5. Nov 15, 2014 #4


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  6. Nov 15, 2014 #5


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    "Volumetric flow" is the amount of water coming out of the faucet in a given time. That does not change. But as the water falls, its acceleration is, of course, g so that its speed is constantly increasing.
  7. Nov 16, 2014 #6
    if water fall from a large height what happen?(molecules very close to each other)
  8. Nov 16, 2014 #7


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    You can see it in your sink or a waterfall: the water separates into droplets due to surface tension.
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