What is HYDROSTATIC PARADOX ?

Asked by  | 29th Nov, 2008, 12:59: PM

Expert Answer:

The proposition in hydrostatics that any quantity of water, however small, may be made to counterbalance any weight, however great; or the law of the equality of pressure of fluids in all directions.

If we take a vessel with two interconnected chambers which are open at the top and have bottom openings with the same cross-sectional areas. If you pour water into either chamber, it flows up into the other one until the water levels in both are identical.

Answered by  | 2nd Dec, 2008, 07:46: PM

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