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How does the diameter of an air cylinder affect the force output of a cylinder?   If the diameter of an air cylinder doubles, what happens to the output force?

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Step 1

Consider F as the force output, P as the air pressure applied, and A as the piston area or the area of the circular part of the air cylinder.

Then, the theoretical force output is,

F Px A
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F Px A

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Step 2

Now, consider d as the diameter of the air cylinder. As the cylinder is circular in area, so, its area is,

ла'
А-
4
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ла' А- 4

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Step 3

Thus, the theoretical force ou...

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F 3Рx-
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ла" F 3Рx- 4

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