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Pressure in liquid

  1. Mar 19, 2007 #1
    why is the presure in liquids not dependant to the shape of its container?
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  3. Mar 19, 2007 #2


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    Pressure is equal to the weight of the water above the point where it is being measured (divided by unit area), so shape couldn't make any difference.
  4. Mar 19, 2007 #3
    but when the valum changes,the pressure will change.
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