Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 78

Answer

After the geyser erupts, the crevices fill with water and the cycle repeats. The filling and heating rates depend on the geyser's geological surroundings. If these rates roughly stay the same, then the time for the geyser to boil and erupt anew will be about the same, and the geyser will repeat its eruption on a Faithful schedule.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 326.
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