**Hydrostatics** ** **** 04/25/16**

**Hydrostatics **is the study of the physics and applications of incompressible fluids at rest in **stable equilibrium**. The weight of a fluid displaced in water can be expressed symbolically as F=*V*g, where is the fluid density (assumed to be constant) Vis the volume, and g is gravity of the planet. The pressure on a liquid submerged in a fluid can be calculated at P= gh+P0, where Pis the pressure his the vertical displacement and P0is the atmospheric pressure (or the pressure at the top of the fluid surface). The study of hydrostatics is of fundamental importance to the field of Mechanical Engineering