- Homework Statement:
- Consider the picture below. I know the pressure is constant across the green line because pressure is fixed at a given depth. However, assume the red lines are physical boundaries. Would the pressure still be constant across the green line? My reasoning is no because inside the two red line boundaries, there is a smaller layer of water above so less pressure from the weight of thee water above whereas at the left/right sides there is a larger layer so more pressure. But if the pressure is unequal at either side of the red line, then the boundary should move until pressure equalizes so is my reasoning incorrect?
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