What is Pascal's Principle?


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Which of the following best describes Pascal's Principle?

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1. What is described as the force exerted over a given area?

2. We know that Pascal's principle applies to any enclosed fluid. Which of the following is true concerning fluids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz gauges your understanding of Pascal's Principle and how it applies to the basic physics of pressure transfers within liquids. Topics you'll need to understand to pass this quiz include a basic understanding of physics and the ability to apply this knowledge in everyday circumstances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Pascal's Principle is occurring in fluid systems all around - some probably happening in your immediate vicinity. Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Description of Pascal's Principle and how it affects pressure in fluids
  • Terminology related to Pascal's Principle
  • Examples of how the principle is applied in variety of settings

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of Pascal's Principle and how it applies to fluid and pressure
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Pascal's Principle in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define primary vocabulary terms, such as 'pressure' and 'fluid'

Additional Learning

To learn more about Pascal's Principle, review the accompanying lesson on how Pascal's principle works. This lesson covers:

  • Examine examples of Pascal's Principle in action
  • Conducting experiments by applying the principle to these examples and accurately projecting the outcome
  • Brainstorming how Pascal's Principle can be leveraged for further technological advancements