Pop Can Hero Engine. By: Chelsey Lam, 4B.
By: Chelsey Lam, 4B
The writings of AulusGellius, a Roman, tell a story of a Greek named Archytas who lived in Tarentum, now a part of southern Italy. Somewhere around the year 400 B.C., Archytas mystified and amused the citizens of Tarentum by flying a pigeon made of wood. Escaping steam propelled the bird suspended on wires. The pigeon used the action-reaction principle, which was not stated as a scientific law until the 17th century.
Newton’s third law states that whenever one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body exerts an equal and opposite force on the first. For every reaction, there is an equal and opposite reactionNewton’s Third Law of Motion
The hypothesis that I formed is that the smaller and less holes there are in the can, the slower and less revolutions the can will have.
Based on the results of the Hero Engine, my hypothesis is correct because with only one hole, the force of the water can only be exerted through that hole, making the engine slower and vice versa, if there is more than one hole, the engine will go faster because the force of the water can be exerted through the multiple holes.Conclusion