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University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (11th Edition)

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18.62: If the original height is h and the piston descends a distance y , the final pressure of the air will be . atm - y h h p This must be the same as the pressure at the bottom of the mercury column, .
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Unformatted text preview: atm y ρg p + Equating these two, performing some minor algebra and solving for y gives m. 140 . ) s m 80 . 9 )( m kg 10 6 . 13 ( Pa) 10 013 . 1 ( m) 900 . ( g 2 3 3 5 atm = × ×-=-= ρ p h y...
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