beckerman Posted September 3, 2006 Share Posted September 3, 2006 Say you have a fitted but freely moving piston falling in a large cylinder. The piston weighs 100kg but only weighs 1 kg under water. The cylinder is filled with water, but there is plumbing going from the bottom of the cylinder to the top. The plumbing is also filled with water. As the piston moves down in the cylinder the water is free to move from beneath it, through the plumbing, and back to the top of the cylinder in a continuous loop.Lets assume the plumbing is of the appropriate shape and design to allow the water to travel as freely as possible. What would the velocity of the piston be after a 20m freefall? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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