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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.

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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Gravitational Acceleration
Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Flow Rate
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- High School
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= Demonstration
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Bernoulli, gravity, motion
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