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Hydraulic Lift Model

ID # 1034

Description:

Two syringes of different diameters are connected by plastic tubing. When the plunger of the larger diameter syringe is pushed a small distance, then the plunger of the smaller diameter syringe rises a larger distance.

Picture of Hydraulic Lift Model

Physics Concept:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Statics of Fluids
  • Pascal's Principle

The demonstration takes about 1 minute to perform.

Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.