Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation


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What three assumptions do we make about ideal fluids?

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1. What is the equation of continuity?

2. What does the equation of continuity tell us about movement of an ideal fluid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing our attention on what might easily be taken for granted, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the movement of fluids. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the three assumptions about ideal fluids as well as knowing the equation of continuity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Three assumptions for ideal fluids
  • Equation of continuity
  • What the equation of continuity shows
  • How an ideal fluid flows
  • Why fluid speed increases in a narrower area

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related movement of fluids lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how an ideal fluid flows and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the equation of continuity

Additional Learning

To see why pressing your thumb at the end of a hose makes the water come out faster, review the corresponding lesson Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the dynamic nature of fluids
  • Describe the three assumptions of an ideal fluid
  • Understand how fluids like to move within a space
  • Appreciate how to write the equation of continuity and what it shows