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Air Pressure and Altitude loading

The pressure exerted by the air in the atmosphere is greatest at Earth’s surface and falls as altitude increases.

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  • Real World Application
    Pressure Flush

    Pressure Flush

    by CK-12 //basic

    Learn how air pressure--instead of water and gravity--is used to flush the toilet on an airplane and where the waste goes after it leaves the toilet.

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