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Is the water pressure equal in a sealed column at the top and bottom?

  1. Feb 18, 2015 #1
    Is the water pressure equal in a sealed column at the top and bottom?

    If I created 1 bar of pressure would this also be equal at the top and bottom?
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2015 #2

    Svein

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    The weight of the water...
     
  4. Feb 18, 2015 #3
    No. The pressure on the top would be lower than the pressure on the bottom. So the pressure is not 1 bar throughout the column. If the pressure at the center of the column is 1 bar, then the pressure at the top is less than 1 bar, and the pressure at the bottom is greater than 1 bar.

    Chet
     
  5. Feb 18, 2015 #4
    Thank you, is there a calculation I can use to work out the difference?
     
  6. Feb 18, 2015 #5
    Have you learned about hydrostatics in your course yet?

    Chet
     
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