Pressure in Fluids

Pressure is force per unit area and increases with depth in an incompressible fluid.

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Pressure in Fluids

Students will learn about pressure and solving pressure problems in the context of fluids.
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Pressure in Fluids

Discusses pressure, Pascals, the method of calculating pressure in a fluid, and the fact that the fluid pressure at a particular point in a fluid is the same in all directions.
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Scuba Training

Learn about the principle of buoyancy and its relationship to the pressure gradient in a liquid in a gravitational field
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Leaking Tanks

Pressure in Fluids Interactive
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Leaking tank

Pressure in Fluids Interactive
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Hydraulic Press

Explains how pressure is used in hydraulic presses to allow people to lift very heavy objects.
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Pressure in Fluids Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Pressure in Fluids.
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Pascal's Principle

Learn how the application of Pascal's principle allows us to lift 1000 lb objects.
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The Pressure Under Water

Explore why the pressure under water increases the deeper you go.
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USS Iowa

Discover how massive war ships are able to float.
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