A closed hemispherical shell of radius R is filled with fluid at uniform pressure p. The net force of the fluid on the curved portion of the shell is given by:
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm not even posting the answers because i'm not looking to get an answer.
I don't understand what it means for the fluid to be "at uniform pressure p".
At any height beneath the surface of this hemispherical shell, shouldn't the pressure be the sum of the weight of the water above it plus atmospheric pressure?
What does the uniform pressure, ## p ## mean?