# Flashcards - Force & Pressure

Flashcards - Force & Pressure
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hydrostatic pressure
Fluid statics or hydrostatics is the branch of fluid mechanics that studies incompressible fluids at rest
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wheel and axle
The wheel and axle is one of six simple machines identified by Renaissance scientists drawing from Greek texts on technology
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simple machine
A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force
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barometer
A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure
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atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
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atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
barometer
A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure
simple machine
A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force
wheel and axle
The wheel and axle is one of six simple machines identified by Renaissance scientists drawing from Greek texts on technology
hydrostatic pressure
Fluid statics or hydrostatics is the branch of fluid mechanics that studies incompressible fluids at rest
flow rate
In physics and engineering, in particular fluid dynamics and hydrometry, the volumetric flow rate, is the volume of fluid which passes per unit time; usually represented by the symbol Q
the equation of continuity
A continuity equation in physics is an equation that describes the transport of some quantity
lever
A lever is a machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum
pulley
A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taught cable, rope or belt along its circumference
screw
A screw is a type of fastener, sometimes similar to a bolt , typically made of metal, and characterized by a helical ridge, known as a male thread or just thread
pressure
Pressure is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed

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