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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 10: 1-7 Assignment

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Physics 10: 1-7 Fluid Mechanics


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 10: Sections 1-6

Study Points

Key Equations

    Pressure in liquids where density ρ = m/V P   =   F A   =   mg A   = ( ρ V ) g A    =   ( ρ Ah ) g A   =   ρ gh
  • Pascal's Principle: P out   =   F out A out    =   P in   =   F in A in    F in F out   = A out A in  
  • Manometer pressure P   =   P 0   +   ρ g Δ h

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Fluid Mechanics and Pressure

Study Activity

Use the simulation below to explore how changing pressure affects fluids. The bubbles on the left allow you to change the configuration of the sink. Move the pressure guage around to measure pressure at different depths within the sink. Change fluid density and gravitational acceleraion with the slide bars. Add or drain water by manipulating the faucet controls.

Physics simulation Java Applets are the product of the PHET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!