jfitzpatrick — 2014-05-03T13:40:02-04:00 — #1
baht — 2014-05-04T12:11:42-04:00 — #2
The Oxford English Dictionary was correct!
Gravity pulls the liquid down the longer pipe or tube, but it is atmospheric pressure that pushes the water up the shorter pipe or tube.
Dr. Stephen Hughes is wrong and should go back to school. What did he study to get a doctorate? Home economics?
OED, I demand you change it back!!
I will be writing to them immediately.
raphoenix — 2014-05-04T12:25:52-04:00 — #3
cainorama — 2014-05-05T16:47:39-04:00 — #4
Without gravity there would be no atmospheric pressure i.e. atmospheric pressure is dependent upon gravity so even if atmospheric pressure is responsible for the siphon action gravity is also indirectly responsible.
ortzinator — 2014-05-07T11:42:34-04:00 — #5
Check out the big debate on the Wikipedia talk page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Siphon
jfitzpatrick — 2014-05-13T13:40:14-04:00 — #6
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