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Fluid statics Question

  1. Nov 26, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the difference between these two formulas

    2. Relevant equations

    2. Force=rho*g*volume
    3. Force=rho*height*Area
    Where rho= specific weight of fluid
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am guessing that 2 is for sphere or cylinders
    and for 3 i think it is for flat surfaces
    but 1 i don't know if its a combination of both??
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  3. Nov 26, 2016 #2


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    Hi physocs1. I'm wondering is this a homework question? Or where has this question arisen?

    Please PM me with your answer, so I can decide whether to reopen this thread or leave it locked.
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