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Ch 8: Holt McDougal Physics Chapter 8: Fluid Mechanics

About This Chapter

The Fluid Mechanics chapter of this Holt McDougal Physics Companion Course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of fluid mechanics. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Fluid Mechanics textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Fluid Mechanics chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the fluid mechanics topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The characteristics of fluids in physics
  • How buoyancy is calculated
  • The meaning of hydrostatic pressure
  • The equation of continuity, fluid mass and flow rate
  • Examples of Bernoulli's Principle

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5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Holt McDougal Physics Chapter 8: Fluid Mechanics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

1. Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

Fluids really know how to move! As flowing materials, fluids have some unique properties that help us understand and describe them. In this lesson you'll explore what fluids are and how they are defined in the world of physics.

Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

2. Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

Knowledge of the buoyant force is important when trying to understand why some objects float while other objects sink. In this lesson you'll learn about this unique force and how we apply it to various situations using Archimedes' Principle.

Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations

3. Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations

This video lesson will introduce you to hydrostatic pressure in a liquid, as well as provide examples for how to calculate the liquid's pressure at a given depth.

Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation

4. Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation

Fluids rarely stay put, so we need to understand how they move. In this lesson, you will learn about how the movement of fluids is influenced by the space it passes through, as well as see examples of how to calculate aspects of this movement.

Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples

5. Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples

Understanding how a moving fluid's speed and pressure change as it flows along is not only important for building airplanes but also for backyard fun. In this video lesson you'll learn about Bernoulli's principle and identify some practical applications of this concept.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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