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This Demonstration illustrates the behavior of hydrostatic pressure in a uniform fluid. Equal pressure is exerted in every direction. As the depth increases, the pressure increases, specifically , where is the density of the fluid, is gravitational acceleration, and is the depth of the fluid.
Contributed by: Anping Zeng (March 2011)
(Sichuan Chemical Technical College)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011