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


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.


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


Terms you should be able to define: fluid, depth, weight-density of water, pressure, fluid pressure, fluid force

Mini-Lectures and Examples

STUDY: Physics - Work, Fluid Pressure, Fluid Force

Supplemental Resources (optional)

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

Examples: Force Due to Liquid Pressure by Integration, IntMath has a couple of well-explained basic examples

Examples: Fluid Pressure, Math24's Calculus has good sketches and a variety of physics examples

rev. 2021-01-17