i have a little doubt about a very simple problem regarding static pressure on the bottom of two different cylinder. We have the same quantity of liquid inside two cylinder with different section, as displayed in figure that follows
The questions are:
- Since there is the same amount of liquid in the two cylinders, the force exerted by the liquid on the bottom of the two cylinders is the same, right?
- Since the section of the cylinders is different the pressure will be different, right?
- In particular in the cylinder having section $S_1$, with $S_1 >S_2$, the pressure will be lower, correct?
I know that is a very stupid problem, but some colleagues of mine says that on the bottom of the two cylinder we have the same static pressure but i was not agree with that.