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Ch 8: Solid & Fluid Mechanics

About This Chapter

With the lessons in this chapter, you'll study information about solid and fluid mechanics. Our resources will help you review information to get ready for an exam or prepare for a classroom assignment or discussion.

Solid & Fluid Mechanics - Chapter Summary

This series of short and engaging lessons are lead by our professional instructors who will help you learn more about solid and fluid mechanics. You will review important information about the formula for surface tension and examples of Bernoulli's principle. After these lessons, you should know:

  • What elasticity is
  • How to calculate the buoyancy of an object
  • Methods for determining how viscosity is measured
  • The causes of surface tension
  • What units are used for pressure
  • The definition of density

The video lessons use a timeline feature that makes it easy to watch specific topic areas in any order you prefer. The text lessons have bold terms and phrases so that you know what to focus your studies on. You'll find self-assessment quizzes that allow you to gauge your retention of lesson topics. The results of these quizzes are available immediately and provide a quick link back to the lesson topics you missed. When you are finished with the chapter, you can take the chapter test to gauge your cumulative knowledge before moving forward.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Solid & Fluid Mechanics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Elasticity of Solids: Physics Lab

1. Elasticity of Solids: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what elasticity is, and complete an investigation to determine the spring constant of a material. A short quiz will follow.

What Is Buoyancy? - Explanation & Equation

2. What Is Buoyancy? - Explanation & Equation

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what buoyancy is and use Archimedes' Principle to calculate the buoyant force on a submerged object. A short quiz will follow.

What is Viscosity? - Definition, Measurement & Equation

3. What is Viscosity? - Definition, Measurement & Equation

In this lesson, you will learn about viscosity - what it is, how it is measured, and the equation needed to figure out the viscosity of a fluid. You'll also discover the reasons why viscosity is important.

Surface Tension: Definition, Causes, Measurement & Formula

4. Surface Tension: Definition, Causes, Measurement & Formula

In this lesson, we will look at a couple examples of surface tension. We will learn the definition of surface tension, what causes it, how to measure surface tension, and how to use the surface tension formula.

Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

5. 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.

Density: Definition, Formula & Practice Problems

6. Density: Definition, Formula & Practice Problems

In this lesson, you'll learn about density, the way in which density can be calculated from mass and volume, and that density of substances are constant. You'll get to calculate densities of various materials in different situations.

Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples

7. 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
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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