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Measuring g by flow rate 

written by Gregor Steele

A Tracker experiment that analyzes an image of a water stream to determine the acceleration due to gravity, g. The the image shows that the diameter of a water stream decreases as it falls. Since the flow rate is constant, we can measure the diameter at different heights to determine the value of the gravitational acceleration.

Published January 19, 2015
Last Modified January 20, 2015

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