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a rectangular plate 12ft long and 8 ft wide is submerged vertically with the longer edge in the surface of the water. Find the force on one side of the plate.

  • integral calculus - ,

    Hydrostatic pressure at depth h
    =ρgh
    where ρ=density of water = 1000 kg/m³
    g=acceleration due to gravity=9.8 m/s²
    Total Force = pressure * area
    =∫ ∫ ρgh dh dx
    x from 0 to 12
    h from 0 to 8

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