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written by Carl Rod Nave
This page of Hyperphysics, from Georgia State University, develops the relationship between tension, pressure, and radius in a balloon. The same ideas are then applied to the walls of spherical and cylindrical containers. Several links provide further information.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Pressure
Fluid Mechanics
- Statics of Fluids
= Static Pressure
Modern Physics
- Biophysics
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fluid pressure, force, pressure, stress, tension, vessel
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