Study Guide

Fluids Topics

States of Matter

Matter makes up almost everything we think of when we think of "stuff." Matter is anything that...

Mechanics of Fluids

Before we can talk about fluids, we need to talk about a few other things to help us talk about...

Density

Now that we know to think of fluids as being continuous, we'll define certain properties that...

Pressure

Now, it's time to define another macroscopic property and simplify our lives.We've heard...

Hydrostatic Equilibrium

Ever heard of atmospheric pressure? When people talk about the weather, they drop information...

Archimedes' Principle

Ever heard the expression Eureka? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, we use eureka to...

Fluid Dynamics

We started this unit by defining a fluid as any matter that flows when a force is applied to it....

Common Mistakes

We sometimes get confused because these three states appear to be so different. A water molecule...

Test Your Knowledge

1. While making a carrot cake for her physics professor, Nicole uses the following ingredients:...