Pascal’s principle


In the field of physics, there is a principle known as “Pascal’s law” this law states that, by compressing an incomprehensible fluid located symmetrically inside a container with walls that cannot be deformed, said liquid will be able to spread with the same force through all the walls of the container that contains it. This is due to the fact that the fluids are hermetically sealed inside the container, so by putting pressure on them and not being able to reduce their volume, they tend to be transmitted in any direction inside the container.

In other words, according to this principle, the pressure applied to a liquid contained in a container will be permanent in all directions. This means that through the application of a small force it is likely that a large object can be moved.

This phenomenon is possible thanks to the action of pressure, which is similar to the force exerted distributed by the surface. Since the pressure being the same everywhere, makes the correspondence between the forces and the surface permanent.

One of the simplest examples to better understand this principle is: if a syringe full of water is inserted into a sphere full of holes and pressure is exerted on the syringe, the water will come out of all the holes in the sphere with the same power.

Pascal’s principle is then the key to the operation of certain machines such as hydraulic presses and other devices used in the industrial field.