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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 10: 8-14

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Physics 10: 7-14 Fluid Mechanics and Bernoulli's Theorem


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 10: Sections 8-14

Study Points

Key Equations

  • Equation of continuity: ρ 1 A 1 v 1 =   ρ 2 A 2 v 2

    If the fluid is incompressible (ρ1 = ρ2), rate flow is proportional to the volume of liquid passing through the cross-section A. A 1 v 1 = A 2 v 2

  • Bernoulli's Principle: P   2 +   ½ ρ v 2 2   +   ρ g y 2 = P   1 +   ½ ρ v 1 2   +   ρ g y 1  
  • Poiseuille's equation: Q   =   π R 2 ( P 1     P 2 ) 8 η l

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Inertia, Acceleration, and Force

Study Activity

Depending on your browser settings, clicking on the link below will either cause the Java application to download so that you can run it locally, or start te application in the browser.

Fluid Pressure and Flow
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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!