Pascal's law


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Pas·cal's law

(pă-skălz′, pä-skälz′)
n.
The principle that fluids at rest transmit pressure equally in every direction.
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For example, regarding Pascal's law, they could preliminarily use real cylinders as those represented in Figure 3 with weights to be placed on the lids to obtain specific balance conditions.
According to Pascal's law of fluid pressure, air molecules travel from areas of high pressure, where they are tightly packed, to areas of lower pressure, where they can flow more freely.
Further studies in geometry, hydrodynamics, and hydrostatic and atmospheric pressure led him to invent the syringe and to discover Pascal's law of pressure (1647-54) and the principle of the hydraulic press (1650).