Torricelli's law


noun Physics.

the law that states that the speed of flow of a liquid from an orifice is equal to the speed that it would attain if falling freely a distance equal to the height of the free surface of the liquid above the orifice.

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Origin of Torricelli's law

after E. Torricelli, who discovered the law
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