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oobgular

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Suppose you have a pressurized cube, filled to a high uniform pressure P. Will the force from the pressure be larger at the edges and corners of the box?

At the corner, molecules can bounce off both sides, which seems like it would make pressure rise. Macroscopically, if each wall has uniform pressure on it, it seems that the intersection of the faces would experience a force greater by sqrt2, since it has two equal, orthogonal components. However, this seems to contradict the whole idea of "uniform pressure."

Can anyone enlighten me on this? Thanks!