Ch 8: OAE Physics: Fluid Mechanics

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the OAE Physics exam, use the lessons in this chapter to improve your understanding of hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy and properties of fluid mass.

OAE Physics: Fluid Mechanics - Chapter Summary

This chapter can aid in your review for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Physics certification exam with lessons on the properties and equations of fluid mechanics. The videos lessons in this chapter are taught by expert instructors who are also available to answer any questions you may have about fluid mechanics so that you will be ready for exam questions on:

  • Physical characteristics of fluid
  • Calculations and measurements of hydrostatic pressure
  • Calculations for buoyancy and Archimedes' principle
  • Properties of fluid mass
  • Bernoulli's principle
  • Archimedes' principle

After watching these videos, you can take the quizzes that accompany them to fortify your retention of the information presented. Use the results from these quizzes to find concepts that you haven't mastered. Reinforce your understanding of these topics by returning to specific points in the lessons via video tags. Also, if you want an alternative review of the lessons, you can read over the transcripts.

OAE Physics: Fluid Mechanics Objectives

OAE Physics is the certification exam used in the state of Ohio to certify physics teachers. This certification exam is made up of 150 computer-administered, multiple-choice questions. You'll have about 3 hours and 45 minutes to take the exam. Of the questions on the exam, 28% cover the domain of Mechanics, including some questions about the dynamics of fluids.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: OAE Physics: 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.

Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

2. Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

Have you ever wondered what pressure is and how it gets measured? In this lesson, we are going to define pressure and explain some of the units that are used to express measurements of pressure.

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.

Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle

4. 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.

Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation

5. 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

6. 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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