Let's say I know the size of the container, size of the hole the air leaks through, pressure the air is under and temperature of the air if that helps anything. Is it possible to calculate this only from these variables? What is the formula for how fast air leaks out of a hole?

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    $\begingroup$ geoffreylandis.com/higgins.html $\endgroup$ – raindrop May 22 '13 at 22:00
  • $\begingroup$ "Is it possible to calculate..." Of course, it's possible. But, I don't think we appreciate formula suggestion questions..! $\endgroup$ – Waffle's Crazy Peanut May 23 '13 at 5:25
  • $\begingroup$ The general problem is very difficult as it depends on many things: the volume, pressure and viscosity of the gas, the size of the hole, the thickness of the walls and so on. $\endgroup$ – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten May 26 '13 at 19:00