Main Question or Discussion Point
Hey guys I'm a year 12 student studying physics, and at the moment we are studying hydraulics. We learnt that pressure varies with depth, which led me to this question. If I have two plates almost infinitely close together, each with a cross sectional area of A, would the total force on each wall be the same when I place the small mass of water between the plates, as compared to if the plates were spaced a long distance apart. The thing that gets me is if this is true would it not be theoretically possible to have two plates closely together and fill it with a very small mass of water, which generates ridiculously large horizontal forces if the depth is great enough.