# why deep waters run slow?????

33 Points
10 years ago

It is mainly due to the bernoulli''s principle, which is given as

$\tfrac12\, \rho\, v^2\, +\, \rho\, g\, z\, +\, p\, =\, \text{constant}\,$

where,  $\rho$- density of the medium

v-velocity of water

g-gravtatinal acceleration.

z-height below the surface

p-pressure

so, we can say that z is inversely proportional to v, thus if height increases, velocity decreases.

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Aman Bansal
592 Points
10 years ago

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Aman Bansal
592 Points
10 years ago

Dear Homanga,

let us consider a volume as shown below.....
with length = l , breadth = b , height =h....

Now consider water flowing in through the volume as indicated by the arrow....
So the area (a) of cross section perpendicular to the water flow is ( b x h )

Now let v = velocity of water....

From equation of continuity .....
av = constant
or ( b x h ).v = constant = k(say)
or vbh = k
or v = k/bh
or v  1/h
So velocity of liquid is inversely proportional to height of the liquid ......

This explains why deep water runs slow.......

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