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# ok, here from what i understand your question is why is velocity high when pressure is

low. you should understand that HIGH fluid velocity CAUSES there to be lower
pressure, basically pressure is lower where the flow velocity is greater, meaning
that pressure in this case is dependent on the speed of fluid flow...all of you guys have
been thinking that velocity is higher where pressure is lower, which is absolutely not the
case....you can't just turn the statement in bold around..bernoulli says pressure is a
function of velocity of the fluid, not vice versa.

think about it this way, pressure is charectarized as fluid hitting the walls of the tube, if
the fluid is moving fast, most of the molecules are going to have forward movement
through the lumen of the tube and are not going to have the "time and energy" to hit the
walls of the tube.

## to think of it emperically note the Bernoulli equation:

P1+ 1/2(rho)v1^2+(rho)g*h1=P2+1/2(rho)v2^2+(rho)g*h2.

at the same height the rho*g*h's cancel and you are left with

P1+1/2(rho)v1^2=P2+1/2(rho)v2^2

say you keep the left side of the equation constant then say you decrease the area of
the hose for the right side of the equation, this means (via AV=AV) you have to increase
velocity, if you increase v on the RIGHT side of the equation, then what is the ONLY
variable on the right side that you can DECREASE to keep that total value the same? it
is P2.

do NOT use P= F/A here to look at how pressure changes, it simply does not apply.
F/A measures pressure due to acceleration, mass and the cross sectional area, NOT
due to velocity of the fluid at the same heights. use Bernoullis when it comes to fluid
flow.

In fact, the equation p=FA holds not only here but anywhere else in physics. You may
write it in any situation, and it will always be true.
Let's begin with a small correction. Your Av=constant equation is not Bernoulli, but mere
conservation of mass. Here's Bernoulli. This is what gives, in your words, "pressure is
inversely proportional to velocity."
p+v22+gz=constant
So your problem is with p=FA. Well, there's no problem with it. What is really wrong with
your thinking is that you're not paying attention to the equation: the force F changes
too.
Let's recap what happens in your situation:
1. There's a change in cross-sectional area: A2<A1
2. Thanks to conservation of mass, (1) implies v2>v1
3. Thanks to Bernoulli, (2) implies p2<p1
Ok, now look at this.

The dark blue rectangle on the left is what we call an element. Like the rest of the flow
in the bigger section, it flows with velocity v1. It is delimited left and right by faces with
area A1. Note that, since the liquid left and right of it has pressure p1, this element
is compressed by forces F1=p1A1 on each side.

Now to the element on the smaller section, which flows faster. Its cross-sectional area is
smaller. The pressure left and right of it is also smaller. As a result, the forces
compressing it, F2=p2A2, are also smaller.
So, p=FA still holds. Yes, when the situation changes, A is smaller, which by itself would
make p bigger. However, as we saw above, then new F is smaller than the old one too,
which by itself would make p smaller. The net effect of p2<p1 (which we know
beforehand from Bernoulli) means, therefore, simply that F has diminished more
than A did.