Results 1 to 3 of 3

Math Help - Hypothesis Information??

  1. #1
    Member Sazza's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2007
    From
    Australia
    Posts
    98

    Question Hypothesis Information??

    Q: When a piece of cloth is dipped in water, the level moves up in the spaces between fibres as shown in the diagram below.
    Write an hypothesis that would explain how water rises higher in some types of cloth than others.

    --------



    What type of information could i use as my hypothesis?? I suppose i could include: If you look at a glass of water, you will notice that the surface curves up at the edge. It's like the water is trying to climb outta the glass. It's because the water particles are strongly attracted to the glass particles. But the glass particles can't move because they are a solid, so the water does the moving.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    is up to his old tricks again! Jhevon's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2007
    From
    New York, USA
    Posts
    11,663
    Thanks
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Sazza View Post
    Q: When a piece of cloth is dipped in water, the level moves up in the spaces between fibres as shown in the diagram below.
    Write an hypothesis that would explain how water rises higher in some types of cloth than others.

    --------



    What type of information could i use as my hypothesis?? I suppose i could include: If you look at a glass of water, you will notice that the surface curves up at the edge. It's like the water is trying to climb outta the glass. It's because the water particles are strongly attracted to the glass particles. But the glass particles can't move because they are a solid, so the water does the moving.
    well, you can begin that way. i think what you are talking about is Capillary action

    the water molecules are more attracted to the molecules of the cloth than to each other (i guess you can talk about intermolecular forces and all that here). the water moves up farther in some cloths than others simply because water molecules are actracted to some materials more than others. it also depends on how absorbant the cloth being used is
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Member Sazza's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2007
    From
    Australia
    Posts
    98
    Okay thanks I'll defidentally include that!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Interpretation of information please
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 28th 2011, 02:12 PM
  2. Null Hypothesis, Alternative hypothesis, Critical Region..
    Posted in the Advanced Statistics Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 8th 2011, 10:46 PM
  3. Insufficient information?
    Posted in the Geometry Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 5th 2009, 01:28 AM
  4. need information.........
    Posted in the Discrete Math Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 4th 2007, 08:35 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum