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Ch 23: Properties of Fluids

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Watch these lessons to renew your understanding of fluids, including density, hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy. Get information on Bernoulli's principle and Pascal's principle.

Properties of Fluids - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter explore the properties of fluids in physics. Our instructors will explain terms such as density, hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy, and present examples of how to perform calculations involving them. You'll also learn about fluid mass and flow rate.

Other lessons examine Bernoulli's principle and equation as well as Pascal's principle. After watching all these lessons, you should understand concepts such as:

  • Density
  • The equation and calculations for hydrostatic pressure
  • How Pascal's principle can be applied
  • Using Archimedes' principle to calculate buoyancy
  • The continuity equation, fluid mass and flow rate
  • Bernoulli's principle
  • Bernoulli's equation

You can watch these lessons anytime on a computer or mobile device. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams offer ways to assess your knowledge. You can quickly jump back to review key areas in the video by using the links in our Timeline. The Dashboard feature lets you document your progress and allows you to contact our expert instructors if you have questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: Properties of Fluids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

1. What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is, give examples of high and low density, and calculate density using an equation. A short quiz will follow.

Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations

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.

Applications of Pascal's Principle

3. Applications of Pascal's Principle

After watching this lesson, you should be able to explain what Pascal's principle is, including providing the equation that represents it. You should also be able to provide examples of Pascal's principle in action and solve problems using the equation.

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.

Bernoulli's Equation: Formula, Examples & Problems

7. Bernoulli's Equation: Formula, Examples & Problems

Bernoulli's equation describes an important relationship between pressure, speed, and height of an ideal fluid. In this lesson you will learn Bernoulli's equation, as well as see through an example how in an ideal fluid, the dynamics of that fluid remain constant.

Chapter Practice Exam
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