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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Figure CQ9.4 shows aerial views from directly above two dams. Both dams are equally long (the vertical dimension in the diagram) and equally deep (into the page in the diagram). The (dam on the left holds hack a very large lake, while the dam on the right holds back a narrow river. Which dam has to be built more strongly?

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Figure CQ9.4

To determine
The dams of which has to be built more strongly.

Explanation

The force on each dam due to water lake is defined as the average pressure times the area of the dam that is Favg=PavgA

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