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Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

  1. Nov 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Here is the problem and the solution

    Why does P=F/A not work?
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  3. Nov 4, 2012 #2


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    P=F/A gives you the average pressure. What's the pressure at the surface when the tank is filled to height h and what's the pressure at the bottom of the tank?
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