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NYSTCE Physics: Fluid Mechanics - Chapter Summary
The expert instructors of this chapter will help you prepare for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics Content Specialty Test (CST) through a series of lesson videos on the properties of fluids in physics and the principles that describe them. Complete the activities of this chapter to prepare yourself for questions on:
- The characteristics of fluids in physics
- Equations and calculations for hydrostatic pressure
- Using Archimedes' principle to calculate buoyancy
- Calculating flow rate and the continuity equation
- Bernoulli's principle
In addition to these lesson videos, this chapter also includes quizzes that you can use to improve your understanding of the facts presented. The lesson videos themselves have built-in video tags that can take viewers to key points. You can use these to organize a review of the information after completing the lesson videos and quizzes.
NYSTCE Physics: Fluid Mechanics Objectives
Future educators in the state of New York take the computerized NYSTCE Physics CST to demonstrate their competency in physics. For certification, these test takers are asked to complete 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question in four hours and 15 minutes. About 23% of the exam's questions are in the Mechanics and Thermodynamics subarea. Use the tools of this chapter to reinforce your knowledge of the principles of fluid mechanics so that you will be able to answer related questions.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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.
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