Homework #3: Siphons
(Due October 12, 2005)
On the handout
showing buckets and tubes, for each situation, tell whether or not
water would flow through the tube from one bucket to the other. Assume the tube is filled with water at
the beginning of each experiment! Show direction of flow,
if any. In the space given, design and solve a siphon problem of
your own. Finally, come up with the general rule that you can use
in the future to determine if water will flow through a siphon.
Note: please feel free to use buckets and tubes, available in the lab,
to test your hypotheses.