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Old Aug 18th 2017, 04:35 AM   #1
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Siphon physics

Is there any agreement among physicists as to how a liquid in a siphon flows up away from the center of the Earth against the force of gravity?
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Old Aug 18th 2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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Is there any agreement among physicists as to how a liquid in a siphon flows up away from the center of the Earth against the force of gravity?
I assume that you're referring to a tube used to convey liquid upwards from a reservoir and then down to a lower level, right? There seem to be two effects at play here. One being the action of cohesive forces and the other with atmospheric pressure.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siphon

Actually its a general rule of mine to first do a search on a subject using Google which usually brings me to Wikipedia which is almost always a reliable source of information.
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