- Describe briefly how the fluid system in the diagram works, with reference to Pascal's principle.
2 .Based on the system shown in the diagram, state whether the following statements are true or false. If they are false, explain why.
a) Increasing the area of the larger piston and cylinder while keeping the area of the smaller piston and cylinder constant would have no effect on the resulting larger piston force.
b) Increasing the area of the larger piston and cylinder while keeping the area of the smaller piston and cylinder constant would result in an increase in pressure on the larger piston.
c) When pressure is applied, fluid moves out of the small cylinder at the same rate as it flows into the larger cylinder.
d) The piston in the smaller cylinder moves a greater distance than the piston in the larger cylinder, since the smaller piston moves a greater volume of fluid than the volume that moves the larger piston.
e) According to Pascal's law, the pressure throughout the fluid is constant.