Thu March 08, 2012 By:

why the pressure increases with the increase in depth?explain in detail

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Thu March 08, 2012
The deeper we decend into a fluid there is more weight above us to create pressure. So we say that pressure increases with depth.
Also mathematically, pressure difference between two points in a fluid is P- P1 = hg
If the lower point of pressure P2 goes more downwards, h increases, thus increasing the pressure difference. This way also we say that pressure increases with depth h.
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