ch7 question12

Physics: Principles with Applications

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Chapter 7, Question 12 Question Problem The turbine moves because of the conservation of momentum of the system water+turbine. The water is stopped or bounced back, so its momentum is decreased. This decrease in the momentum of water becomes a gain in the momentum of the turbine because of the momentum conservation.
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Unformatted text preview: The more the momentum of the water decreases, the more momentum the turbine gains. Therefore, the turbine should be so designed that the water rebounds. http://www.hwproblems.com/cgi-bin/book.cgi?bookid=0044&cptn=7qu12&id=489216 [2/4/2008 5:09:43 PM]...
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