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[SOLVED] Integration Application: Find the force on each end of the cylinder

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New member
Jun 24, 2012
A cylinder shaped container of tar has a diameter of 2m. If it is half full of tar with a density of 920 kg/(m^3) and is on it's side, find the force on each end.

Helpful hints:
920 kg per m^3 is the mass density not the weight density. Take g= 9.8 m/ sec^2

Please assist. I'm not sure at all how to approach this or what relationships to use.​
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Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
I would be interested in seeing your solution. Normally the problems involving cylinders and the density of a material within that cylinder involve calculating the work done by pumping out a certain amount.
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