Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 93

Answer

As you enter the water, your body presses on it and the pressure changes. This pressure change is transmitted to the crocodiles, according to Pascal’s principle. Even if you slip in infinitesimally slowly without disturbing the water, your body raises the water level, which increases the depth of the pool and the pressure at the bottom.
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