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Unit I - Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics

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Section 1.1-Section 1.4 pages 362-370
Section 1.6 pages 372-374
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  • Density of solids
    • LAB - determine the density of cylinders made of copper and aluminum using water displacement and a triple beam balance
    • LAB - density of a paper clip
  • Density of liquids and specific gravity (hydrometer)
    • LAB - determine the densities of vegetable oil, water, and Karo syrup, their specific gravities, and predictions of given objects floating/sinking
    • demo - relative density of sugar water (30 ml of water plus 1 teaspoon of table sugar) and salt water (30 ml of water plus 1 teaspoon of table salt)
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Gauge pressure vs absolute pressure
  • Buoyancy
  • Pascal's Principle
  • Fluid Flow
    • Continuity Equation – conservation of mass
    • Bernoulli’s Equation – conservation of energy
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