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Ch 5: Properties of Fluids in Physics

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Properties of Fluids in Physics - Chapter Summary

This chapter is intended to help you understand the properties of fluids. You will study hydrostatic pressure, examples of how to calculate the liquid's pressure, Boyle's law, and the relationship between pressure and volume with a gas. The lessons will cover objectives such as:

  • Discuss the four different phases of matter
  • Review the properties of fluids
  • Recall examples of Pascal's principle
  • Learn about the application of buoyant force
  • Understand how speed and pressure effects a fluid's movement
  • Explain how Torricelli's theorem discusses relationships among fluids and velocity
  • Comprehend how fluid move and calculate those speeds

These short and engaging lessons are taught by knowledgeable instructors. You can test yourself on how much you have learned by taking the lesson quizzes. These quizzes offer immediate feedback, so you can find out quickly what you understand so far and what you still need to work on. You can go back through the lessons to review your weak areas by paying attention to bold terms in the text.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Properties of Fluids in Physics
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The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

1. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

2. 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.

What is Pascal's Principle?

3. What is Pascal's Principle?

Feeling pressured to learn about Pascal's principle? Then you came to the right place. Pascal's principle states that a change in pressure at any point in an enclosed fluid is transmitted equally throughout that fluid. See examples and learn more.

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.

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.

Torricelli's Theorem: Tank Experiment, Formula and Examples

6. Torricelli's Theorem: Tank Experiment, Formula and Examples

Torricelli's theorem has practical applications in everyday life. This physical law explains an important relationship between fluid exit velocity and the height of that fluid in a container. Here, you will learn about this relationship as well as see how to calculate exit velocity using Torricelli's theorem.

Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation

7. 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.

Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations

8. 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.

Boyle's Law: Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

9. Boyle's Law: Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

Have you ever wondered how an air powered water gun works? It uses the fantastic properties of gases to make a summer day more enjoyable! In this lesson, we will be discussing Boyle's Law and the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

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