8.3 Challenging Integral Applications
Physics & Engineering Applications
Question #1 (Medium): Calculating the Hydrostatic Pressure
Identifying which metric system is used is important. If dimensions are given in the Standard
International metrics, then use water density of and remember to include gravity of
. and .
An aquarium is long, wide and deep is filled with water. Determine 1) the hydrostatic
pressure on the bottom of the aquarium, 2) the hydrostatic force on the bottom, and 3) the hydrostatic
force on one end of the aquarium.
1) Since and the units are given in the US metric system,
we can use the information for water density of which already includes the gravit