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Hydrostatic pressure

  1. Oct 31, 2013 #1
    Why in hydrostatic pressure we care about height and not about volume?
    For example if we have into a thin and a thick tube water in the same height,why both tube have the same pressure?? Is wrong to say that the more water makes the bigger pressure? If yes,why?
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  3. Oct 31, 2013 #2


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    Since pressure is fore divided by area, for a larger vessel, the larger weight is distributed over a larger area, for no difference in pressure.
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