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Problem: A research submarine has a 40-cm-diameter window that is 8.1 cm thick. The manufacturer says the window can withstand forces up to 1.2×106 N. What is the submarine's maximum safe depth in saltwater? The pressure inside the submarine is maintained at 1.0 atm.

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Pressure, P:

P=hρg

FA=hρgh=FAρg

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A research submarine has a 40-cm-diameter window that is 8.1 cm thick. The manufacturer says the window can withstand forces up to 1.2×106 N. What is the submarine's maximum safe depth in saltwater? The pressure inside the submarine is maintained at 1.0 atm.

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