g--Acceleration of Gravity: Its Measurement from the Shape of Water by Using a Computerized Rotational System
European Journal of Physics Volume 28, Number 5, ISSN 0143-0807
This paper proposes a different experimental setup compared with the traditional ones, in order to determine the acceleration of gravity, which is carried out by using a fluid at a constant rotation. A computerized rotational system--by using a data acquisition system with specific software, a power amplifier and a rotary motion sensor--is employed in order to evaluate the angular velocity and g. An equation to determine g is inferred from fluid mechanics. For this purpose, the fluid's parabolic shape inside a cylindrical receptacle is considered using a rotational movement.
Pintao, C.A.F. & de Souza Filho, M.P. (2007). g--Acceleration of Gravity: Its Measurement from the Shape of Water by Using a Computerized Rotational System. European Journal of Physics, 28(5), 915-921.