Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 14 - Think and Do: 33

Answer

This is a hands-on demonstration. You have made a barometer, and atmospheric pressure is supporting the column of water in the glass. A column up to 10.3 m tall may be supported, but it's highly unlikely that you have a glass or a ceiling that tall!

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 268.
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