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A Favorite Abode of Science:

Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Acoustics - Hydraulic Press
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Hydraulic Press
Hydraulic Press
"The hydraulic press depends on Pascal's principle: The pressure throughout a closed system is constant. At one end of the system is a small area piston driven by a lever to increase the mechanical advantage. The small-diameter tubing leads to the other end of the system. This is a large area piston that exerts a large force equal to the force exerted on the small piston, multiplied by the ratio of the areas."
- Historical Physics Teaching Appartus

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Photograph courtesy of SCU Archaeology Department
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