- Homework Statement:
A box has six faces with three distinct areas A<B<C. Assume that A and B represent the four vertical surfaces, and the two horizontal surfaces have area C. Assume the box is not very tall. When the box is submerged, rank the faces in order of decreasing water pressure.
The pressure of the faces to be considered are P(top), P(bottom), P(B) and P(A)
- Relevant Equations:
- I used pressure= force/area
I assumed that the same magnitude of force acts on all sides of the box. Since A had the smallest area, I ranked P(A) as having the largest pressure, followed by P(B) having the second largest and P(top) and P(bottom) having the same pressure at third largest each. However, the ranking I dervied was wrong and I am unsure how to continue on.