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Thu May 24, 2012 By:
 

The time period of oscillation of a small drop of liquid depends on the density(p), radius(r)and surface tension(S). Find its empirical expression.

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Thu May 24, 2012
Assuming no influence of gravity and a restoring force dependent only on surface tension, the period of oscillation t [T] will depend  only on surface tension ? [MT-2], density ? [ML-3], and diameter [L] .        
 
Answer:    M0 L0 T = [MT-2] a [ ML-3] b [L]c
 
So , equation will be t = sqrt( (density * (diameter)3) /  surface tension))
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