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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

Rank in order, from largest to smallest, the pressures at d, e, and f in FIGURE Q14.2. Explain

The order or pressure is as : Pd > Pf > Pe

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1 : Given information

Three points d,e and f are shown in a container filled with homogeneous liquid.

Step 2 : Explanation

The pressure of liquid depends on the density and depth below the surface (or opening) and atmospheric pressure.

P = hρg + Atmospheric pressure.


P = pressure

h = depth of point from the surface or opening

ρ = density of liquid

g = gravitational acceleration

We see depth of d > depth of f > depth of e

hd > hf> he

so the pressure will be in order below.

Pd > Pf >Pe

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