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Course: Calculus II
Topic: Physics
Subtopic: Fluid Pressure and Fluid Force

Overview

Continuing in the calculus of physics, today we study fluid pressure and fluid force. Here we use calculus to find the force on objects submerged in, holding back, or containing liquids, everything from fish tanks to dams.

Objectives

By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:

• 7.2.1 Understand fluid pressure and fluid force
• 7.2.2 Set-up and solve a problem involving constant depth fluid force
• 7.2.3 Set-up and solve a problem involving variable depth fluid force

Terminology

Define: fluid, depth, weight-density of water, pressure, fluid pressure, fluid force

Supplemental Resources (optional)

Lesson: Additional Applications, Dale Hoffman's Contemporary Calculus includes liquid force and pressure problems along with some review topics (area, volumes, shell method).