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If I had a 50kg, 1metre radius ball, and dropped it from exactly 10 metres into a pool of water in a frictionless environment, with gravity at 1g, and measured the height of the splash, and it was...5 metres (for arguments sake), then did the exact same experiment in a frictionless environment with gravity of 2g, how would this affect the height of the splash? Would the increase/decrease in accelleration of the ball on it's way down completely counteract the increase/decrease in deceleration of the water drops on their way up, and make the splashes exactly the same height? I've talked this over with a friend, and we can come up with a possible flaw in the density change of the water at different gravity levels. What about if we were able to keep the relative densities exactly the same? Thanks
Re: How does gravity affect a water splash?
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