In the seventeenth century, Blaise Pascal performed the experiment shown in the figure below. A wine barrel filled with water was coupled to a long tube. Water was added to the tube until the barrel burst.
(a) If the radius of the lid was16cm and the height of the water in the tube was13m, calculate the force exerted on the lid.
(b) If the tube had an inner radius of2mm, what mass of water in the tube caused the pressure that burst the barrel?
Force exerted on the lid = pressure * area of the lid F = hpg *... View the full answer