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Pascal's barrel

  1. Nov 6, 2007 #1
    Hello, I would like to know if Pascal really made the experiment of the barrel.
    I have looked for in his treaties(traitez de liqueurs) but I have not seen any reference to the barrel. Somebody knows if Pascal speaks somewhere of the barrel?
    I tried to make the experiment with a tube of 10m but the barrel did not burst. Somebody has made this experiment?
    Excuses by my poor English(from Spain) .

    Thanks,Alberto
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2012 #2
    You nearly did it! The maximum height for water should be around 10.3 meters. :D
     
  4. Jan 26, 2012 #3
    Unless you are as clever as a tree!
     
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