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Chapter 3

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Forces And Pressure

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Gas Pressure And Atmospheric Pressure (II)
Applications
Smooth wall Low pressure Atmospheric pressure Atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric pressure

Suck Straw

Drink

Rubber plunger does not fall off
Pull

Atmospheric pressure helps in drinking
Torricelli vacuum

Syringe

Atmospheric pressure

760 mm

Atmospheric pressure

Muzzle

Suck up

Water

Mercury

Syringe draws water upwards

Simple barometer measures atmospheric pressure

Manometer measures gas pressure

Bourdon gauge measures gas pressure

Aneroid barometer measures atmospheric pressure

Fortin barometer measures atmospheric pressure

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