Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 15 - Fluids and Elasticity - Conceptual Questions: 2

Answer

Since points A, B, and C are located at the same depth, the pressure is the same at all three points.

Work Step by Step

$P = P_0 + \rho~g~h$ $P$ is the pressure $P_0$ is the atmospheric pressure $\rho$ is the density of the liquid $h$ is the depth below the surface For all six points A to F, $P_0$ is the same. Therefore, a point that is located deeper under the surface will have a higher pressure because the value of $h$ is greater. Since points A, B, and C are located at the same depth, the pressure is the same at all three points.
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