Imploding Drum

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Veritasium
Subjects
Science
Audience
Classroom Teacher / Educator
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Imploding Drum

Classroom Material

The atmosphere applies a pressure of about 100 000 N to every square metre on Earth's surface. We take this pressure for granted because we have the same amount of pressure pushing out. But what happens when the pressure of the atmosphere is applied to an object with no outward pressure? It implodes. In spectacular fashion.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium