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This Demonstration shows Pascal's barrel experiment of 1646. Pascal poured more water into a closed wooden barrel already full of water, down a narrow 10-meter-long pipe. Due to the increase in hydrostatic pressure and Pascal's principle, the barrel can leak and even burst.
Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (May 2012)
Based on a program by: Abraham Gadalla
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA