Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations


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In the hydrostatic equation, what does d represent?

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1. Which of the following represents some form of the hydrostatic equation?

2. Which of the following increases with the depth of the liquid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on how to tell how far under water we can go, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of calculating hydrostatic pressure. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what 'd' represents in the hydrostatic equation as well as knowing how the hydrostatic equation can look.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What 'd' represents in the hydrostatic equation
  • How the hydrostatic equation can look
  • Element increasing with the depth of the liquid
  • Characteristics of liquids
  • Best description of pressure

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how the hydrostatic equation can look and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of liquids
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hydrostatic pressure lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the immense crushing weight of water, review the corresponding lesson on Calculating Hydrostatic Pressure. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what weight is
  • Identify the difference between weight and pressure
  • Explain the characteristics of a pressure in a fluid
  • Describe how to calculate liquid pressure
  • Appreciate each of the parts in the hydrostatic equation