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Pascal's Principle

  1. Feb 9, 2016 #1
    Is Pascal's Principle valid with no gravity?
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  3. Feb 9, 2016 #2


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    "Pascal's Principle" says that if you apply pressure to any part of a fluid, that pressure is transmitted to all parts of the fluid. That has nothing at all to do with gravity and is true whether gravity is present (on the surface of the earth, say) or not (in deep space far from any massive body).
  4. Feb 9, 2016 #3


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    Gravity will actually interfere with some of the nicest demonstrations of that principle because the hydrostatic pressure varies with depth on Earth.
  5. Feb 9, 2016 #4
    Thanks to both of you! That is what I had thought, just wanted to make sure.
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