# 13.1 Fluid Pressure Because the theater seat exerts

13.1 Fluid Pressure Because the theater seat exerts a supporting force over a larger area, it is more comfortable than the bicycle seat. 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Pressure How is pressure calculated? To calculate pressure, divide the force by the area over which the force acts. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure Pressure is the result of a force distributed

over an area. The unit of force is the newton (N). The unit of area is the square meter (m2). The SI unit of pressure is the pascal (Pa). A pascal is one newton per square meter (N/m2) 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure If the area of a box touching the ground is 1.5

square meters, and its weight is 2700 newtons, what pressure does the box exert on the ground? 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure If the area of a box touching the ground is 1.5 square meters, and its weight is 2700 newtons, what pressure does the box exert on the

ground? 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure in Fluids How does water pressure change with depth? How is pressure distributed at a given level in a fluid?

13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure in Fluids Water pressure increases as depth increases. The pressure in a fluid at any given depth is constant, and it is exerted equally in all directions.

13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure in Fluids A fluid is a substance that assumes the shape of its container. Both liquids and gases are fluids. Water, oil, gasoline, air, and helium are examples of fluids. 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Pressure in Fluids A.Particles in a liquid are tightly packed together but are able to slide past one another. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure in Fluids B.Particles in a gas are far apart and travel in straight lines until they collide with another

particle or object. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure in Fluids Water in a glass is in contact with the walls and bottom of the glass, and it exerts pressure on these surfaces. For a fluid that is not moving, depth and the type of fluid are the two factors that determine

the pressure the fluid exerts. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Pressure in Fluids Each vase holds a different amount of liquid. The liquid levels are all the same because pressure depends on depth, not amount. 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Planetary Atmospheres The layer of gases surrounding a planet is known as its atmosphere. All of the planets in our solar system have some form of atmosphere. The weight of an atmosphere creates atmospheric pressure at the planets surface.

13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons Interpreting Tables Which planet listed in the table has the greatest atmospheric pressure? 13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons

Interpreting Tables Which planet listed in the table has the greatest atmospheric pressure? Answer: Venus, 9120 kPa 13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 2. Interpreting Tables What chemical substance

exists in all but one of the atmospheres? 13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 2. Interpreting Tables What chemical substance exists in all but one of the atmospheres? Answer: Nitrogen

13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 3. Converting Units The bar is another unit of pressure (1 bar = 101.3 kPa). Convert each of the given pressures into bars. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons

3. Converting Units The bar is another unit of pressure (1 bar = 101.3 kPa). Convert each of the given pressures into bars. Answer: Mercury, 1015 bar; Earth, 1 bar; Venus, 90.0 bar; Mars, 0.0070 bar 13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 4. Using Formulas How much force is exerted on a 2.00square-meter area of Venuss surface?

13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 4. Using Formulas How much force is exerted on a 2.00square-meter area of Venuss surface? Answer: Pressure = Force/Area; Force = Pressure Area; Force = 9120 kPa 2.00 m2 = 9.12 106 N/m2 2.00 m2 = 2.00 107 N

13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 3. Predicting On which planet would a balloon filled with a given quantity of helium have the smallest volume? 13.1 Fluid Pressure Exploring Boiling Points of Chlorocarbons 3. Predicting On which planet would a balloon filled with a

given quantity of helium have the smallest volume? Answer: The helium-filled balloon would have the smallest volume on Venus because Venus has the greatest atmospheric pressure. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Air Pressure and the Atmosphere How does air pressure change with altitude?

Air pressure decreases as the altitude increases. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Air Pressure and the Atmosphere Earths atmosphere exerts pressure of about 101 kPa at sea level. Why aren't you crushed by air pressure?

13.1 Fluid Pressure Air Pressure and the Atmosphere Earths atmosphere exerts pressure of about 101 kPa at sea level. Why aren't you crushed by air pressure? The pressure inside your body balances the air pressure outside. The balanced forces cancel, resulting in a net force of zero.

13.1 Fluid Pressure Air Pressure and the Atmosphere A can containing a small amount of water is heated until the water boils. Then the can is capped. As the can cools, the pressure inside the can becomes less than the pressure

outside the can. The difference in pressure crushes the can. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Air Pressure and the Atmosphere A can containing a small amount of water is heated until the water boils. Then

the can is capped. As the can cools, the pressure inside the can becomes less than the pressure outside the can. The difference in pressure crushes the can. 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Air Pressure and the Atmosphere A can containing a small amount of water is heated until the water boils. Then the can is capped. As the can cools, the pressure inside the can becomes less than the pressure outside the can. The difference in pressure

crushes the can. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Air Pressure and the Atmosphere A can containing a small amount of water is heated until the water boils. Then the can is capped. As the can cools, the pressure

inside the can becomes less than the pressure outside the can. The difference in pressure crushes the can. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions

A gymnast standing on one hand (area 0.02 m2) pushes down on the ground with a force of 600 N. How much pressure does the gymnast exert on the ground? a. 3000 Pa b. 30,000 Pa c. 12 Pa d. 1200 Pa 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Assessment Questions A gymnast standing on one hand (area 0.02 m2) pushes down on the ground with a force of 600 N. How much pressure does the gymnast exert on the ground? a. 3000 Pa b. 30,000 Pa c. 12 Pa

d. 1200 Pa ANS: B 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions 2.The SI unit for pressure, equal to 1 N/m2, is called the a. atmosphere. b. foot-pound.

c. pascal. d. watt. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions 2.The SI unit for pressure, equal to 1 N/m2, is called the a. atmosphere. b. foot-pound.

c. pascal. d. watt. ANS: C 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions 3.The pressure exerted by a stationary fluid is determined by a. the area of surface containing the fluid and the type of

fluid. b. the weight and volume of the fluid. c. the type of fluid and its depth. d. the shape of the container and the weight of the fluid. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions 3.The pressure exerted by a stationary fluid is determined by

a. the area of surface containing the fluid and the type of fluid. b. the weight and volume of the fluid. c. the type of fluid and its depth. d. the shape of the container and the weight of the fluid. ANS: C 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions

4.Which of the following statements about fluid pressure is false? a. Pressure increases as depth increases. b. The pressure at a given depth is constant. c. The pressure in a fluid is exerted downward. d. Liquids and gases exert pressure. 13.1 Fluid Pressure Assessment Questions

4.Which of the following statements about fluid pressure is false? a. Pressure increases as depth increases. b. The pressure at a given depth is constant. c. The pressure in a fluid is exerted downward. d. Liquids and gases exert pressure. ANS: C 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Assessment Questions 5.Why do mountain climbers on very high peaks need cylinders of oxygen as they approach the summit? a. The tops of the mountains extend out of the atmosphere. b. The pressure of air decreases as altitude increases. c. Air on the mountaintops is too cold to breathe. d. Air pressure at high altitudes is too great for normal breathing. 13.1 Fluid Pressure

Assessment Questions 5.Why do mountain climbers on very high peaks need cylinders of oxygen as they approach the summit? a. The tops of the mountains extend out of the atmosphere. b. The pressure of air decreases as altitude increases. c. Air on the mountaintops is too cold to breathe. d. Air pressure at high altitudes is too great for normal breathing.ANS: B

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