Hydrodyanmics 
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Lab ActivitiesLooks at two situations: (1) water exiting a large reservoir through an orifice and (2) water exiting a large reservoir through a capillary tube. In the first part, the equation of continuity and Bernoulli's equation are used to derive an expression for the acceleration of gravity. Students take height of the water in the large reservoir vs. time measurements, use that data to compute an experimental value of g and compare it to the accepted value. In the second part, viscosity is taken into account and using the same general relationships an expression for the viscosity of the fluid in the large reservoir is derived. Students take height vs. time measurements, use that data to compute an experimental value for the viscosity of water and compare that to a value given in the "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics". Computer program: POISE Course LevelIntroductory Student Handouts
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