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THE THREE VESSEL HV SAME BASE AREA AND SAME VOLUME BUT FORCE ON THE BASE O THE VESSEL VARIES WHY?SOURCE HCV PG 271 QS.3

THE THREE VESSEL HV SAME BASE AREA AND SAME VOLUME BUT FORCE ON THE BASE O THE VESSEL VARIES WHY?SOURCE HCV PG 271 QS.3

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Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
11 years ago

This is the famous "hydrostatic paradox". One must consider the forces on both the base as well as on the walls of the vessel (which are different in the three cases. The force on any surface is always normal to the surface.

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