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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

A nuclear power plant draws of cooling water from the ocean. If the water is drawn in through two parallel,-diameter pipes, what is the water speed in each pipe?

Therefore, the speed of the water through each pipe is

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Step by Step Solution

Step :1 Introduction 

The volume from one pipe is given follow

The conversion is given as follows:

Step :2 Explanation 

The area of the pipe is given as follows:

Here, is the diameter of the pipe.

Substitute for .

Step :3  Expression of speed

The expression for the speed of the water flowing through the pipe related to the volume flow rate is given as follows:


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