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    Explain why water pressure increases with the depth below the surface.

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    Consider a surface element with cross section A

    Pressure P is defined as the ratio between the force F applied to this element and the cross section area of the element;

    P = F / A

    Now, what is this force?

    This force is the weight of the water pressing down on this surface element.

    Assume this surface ...

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