Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain: 57

Answer

The hose nozzle gives a large amount of momentum to the water, by exerting a force on it. By Newton's third law, this is matched by a large force on the hose nozzle (similar to a gun recoiling when fired) that makes it difficult to hold the hose.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 97.
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