# Ch 16: Fluid Mechanics in Physics

Watch video lessons on fluid mechanics to learn how gas or liquid substances respond to pressure and other forces. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these fluid mechanics topics.

## Fluid Mechanics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, you'll learn about a branch of physics that examines fluids, such as gases, liquids and plasmas, and the forces or mechanics that act upon them. The instructor will explain how mass, pressure and volume affect fluids at rest or in motion, as well as how to measure these mathematical relationships. You'll also find out how to calculate the movements of fluids.

As you progress through the videos, you can learn about the impact of gravity on fluids and become acquainted with several important equations, including one that can help you determine the speed of a flowing fluid. When you have completed this video series, you should be able to:

• Identify fluids and how they respond to specific forces, such as gravity
• Discuss, calculate and convert among units of pressure
• Explain and calculate the buoyancy of a material object partially or fully immersed in water
• Define and use an equation to determine flow rate

VideoObjective
FluidsDefine and discuss the characteristics of fluids.
What Is Density? - Explanation and ExamplesIdentify and describe the characteristics of density and how to measure it.
Pressure: Definition, Units and ConversionsDefine pressure and convert among the units of pressure.
Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation and CalculationsExplain hydrostatic pressure and learn how to apply the relationship between pressure, force and area for fluids.
BuoyancyDetermine the forces on an object partly or completely immersed in a liquid. Apply Archimedes' principle to calculate buoyant forces and the densities of solids and liquids.
Flow Rate and the Continuity EquationDiscuss and apply the equation of continuity to fluids in motion.
Bernoulli's Equation Explain Bernoulli's equation and apply it to fluids in motion.
Torricelli's TheoremDiscuss and apply Torricelli's Theorem to fluids.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: Fluid Mechanics in Physics
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