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Calc 2 hydrostatic force problem

  1. Nov 18, 2006 #1
    Find the hydrostatic force on one side wall of the pool when it is full of water.

    how do i go about solving this?

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  3. Nov 21, 2006 #2


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    You need to integrate the pressure * area for all the little dA area bits along the side wall. So write an equation for the water pressure as a function of depth, and integrate that p(d) along the height and width of the side.
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