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Density Notes

Note-taking Column
Symbols and Units

Density Symbol :

Density units:

Question:

Summary: Include: Will aluminum float or sink in water? Will aluminum float or sink in mercury? Why?
David naturally sinks in water, but just barely. What could David do to float? He cannot swim!

Buoyant Force Notes


Note-taking Column
Symbols and Units

Buoyant Force Symbol :

Buoyant Force units:

Symbol for mass of


fluid surrounding
object:

Units for mass of fluid


surrounding object:

Question:

Summary: Include: Does a floating object rise or sink? The buoyant force is equal to the _____________ of
the displaced fluid? When is the volume of the displaced fluid equal to the volume of the object?

Buoyant Force Problem


Picture:

Equation and Substitutions: Part A

Givens:

Part B

Find:

Part C

Summary: Include: When finding the buoyant force, what mass is used? When finding the force of gravity or
weight of the balloon what two masses needed to be added together? Why?

Density Buoyancy Equation Notes


Note-taking Column

Question:

Summary: Include: In order to use the density and buoyancy proportion the object in the fluid must be _____
_________________.

Density Buoyancy Equation Problem


Picture:

Equation/Subs/Solve:

Givens:

Find:

Summary: Include: When given the gravitational force of an object in both the air and another fluid, how do
you find the buoyant force? How can you logically check to see if the density you found for the object makes
sense?

Pressure Notes
Note-taking Column
Symbols and Units

Pressure Symbol :

Pressure units:

Question:

Summary: Include: Why do nails have a small surface area at the end that goes into the piece of wood? Why
is blood pressure taken in your upper arm instead of your calf muscle?

Pressure Problem
Variables and Equations:

Diagram:

P=
P0 =

g=

h=

Picture:

Equation/Subs/Solve:

Givens:

Find:

Summary: Include: Using the information above, what is a good reason that one human has ever scuba dived to
a depth greater than 155 meters?

Ideal Fluid & Continuity Equation Notes


(Part 1 of Ideal Fluids and Bernoullis Principle Video)

What is an ideal fluid?

Continuity Equation Derived:

Flow Rate =

Flow Speed =

Question:

Summary: Include: As the cross sectional area of an enclosed container decreases what will happen to the
flow speed of the fluid moving through the container? What is the difference between flow rate and flow
speed?

Bernoullis Principle Notes


(Part 2 of Ideal Fluids and Bernoullis Principle Video)

Note Taking Column

Question:

Summary: Include: In a tornado why do windows blow out of a house toward the tornado and not in?

Bernoullis Equation Problem


Picture:

Equation/Subs/Solve:

Givens:

Find:

Summary: Include: How did we know to make vT = 0 m/s? Why are P1 and P2 both equal to atmospheric
pressure (101,300 Pa)?

Ideal Gas Law Notes


Symbols and Units

Note-taking Column

Pressure Symbol :

Volume Symbol:

# of Molecules Symbol:

Boltzmanns Constant
Symbol:

Temperature Symbol:

Question:

Summary: Include: Roughly what temperature is high enough for an ideal gas to be considered ideal and what
pressure is low enough for an ideal gas to be considered ideal? What units must temperature be in to use the
ideal gas law equation?

Ideal Gas Law Problem


Picture:

Equation/Subs/Solve:

Givens:

Find:

Summary: Include: What variable must you convert units to a specific unit and what variables simply need to
be consistent, in order to use the ideal gas law? Why do N1 and N2 cancel?