Pascal's Law & Hydraulic Lift Video Lessons

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Problem: After a party the host pours the remnants of several bottles of wine into a jug. He then inserts a cork with a 2.2-cm diameter into the jug, placing it in direct contact with the wine. He is amazed when he pounds the cork into place that the bottom of the jug, with a 15.5-cm diameter, breaks away.Find the force that the liquid exerts on the bottom of the bottle when the host is pounding the cork with a 115-N force. Ignore the force caused by the weight of the wine.

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In this problem, we'll apply Pascal's principle of pressure transmission in liquids. The pressure at all points in the liquid is equal. 

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After a party the host pours the remnants of several bottles of wine into a jug. He then inserts a cork with a 2.2-cm diameter into the jug, placing it in direct contact with the wine. He is amazed when he pounds the cork into place that the bottom of the jug, with a 15.5-cm diameter, breaks away.

Find the force that the liquid exerts on the bottom of the bottle when the host is pounding the cork with a 115-N force. Ignore the force caused by the weight of the wine.

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