# Why pressure inside a liquid in different shaped vessels at

• future Einstein

#### future Einstein

why pressure inside a liquid in different shaped vessels at same height same thought they are of different volumes and shapes?

I really don't understand this question.
Could you rephrase it?

He's asking why pressure increases with depth in the same manner regardless of the shape of the container.

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future Einstein
rcgldr said:
He's asking why pressure increases with depth in the same manner regardless of the space of the container.

future Einstein said:
why pressure inside a liquid in different shaped vessels at same height same thought they are of different volumes and shapes?
Why should it be different?

Why should it matter if there is a wall next to the water or just more water?

Or:

If pressure is equal to the weight of the water above (divided by area), why would it matter what is next to it?

## 1. Why does the pressure increase with depth in a liquid?

The pressure inside a liquid increases with depth because the weight of the liquid above exerts a force on the liquid at lower depths. This force, also known as hydrostatic pressure, is caused by the gravitational pull of the Earth.

## 2. How does the shape of a vessel affect the pressure inside a liquid?

The shape of a vessel does not affect the pressure inside a liquid. The pressure at any given point within a liquid is determined only by the depth and density of the liquid above it, not the shape of the container.

## 3. Why does the pressure increase more rapidly in a narrow vessel compared to a wide vessel?

The pressure increases more rapidly in a narrow vessel because the same amount of liquid is confined to a smaller area, resulting in a higher force per unit area. This means that the pressure increases more quickly with depth in a narrow vessel compared to a wide vessel.

## 4. How does temperature affect the pressure inside a liquid in different shaped vessels?

Temperature does not have a direct effect on the pressure inside a liquid in different shaped vessels. However, changes in temperature can lead to changes in the density of the liquid, which in turn can affect the pressure at a given depth within the liquid.

## 5. Why does the pressure at the bottom of a container filled with a liquid stay constant?

The pressure at the bottom of a container filled with a liquid stays constant because the weight of the liquid above exerts a constant force on the bottom of the container. As long as the depth and density of the liquid remain constant, the pressure at the bottom will also remain constant.