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Solved: A Supersonic Waterfall Geologists have learned of

Physics | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9780321611116 | Authors: James S. Walker ISBN: 9780321611116 152

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Problem 98

A Supersonic Waterfall Geologists have learned of periods in the past when the Strait of Gibraltar closed off, and the Mediterranean Sea dried out and become a desert. Later, when the strait reopened, a massive saltwater waterfall was created. According to geologists, the water in this waterfall was supersonic; that is, it fell with speeds in excess of the speed of sound. Ignoring air resistance, what is the minimum height necessary to create a supersonic waterfall? (The speed of sound may be taken to be 340 m/s.)

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Textbook: Physics
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Author: James S. Walker
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