2 Fluid Mechanics

Water and Mercury u-tube - Video

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Catalog: 
2B40.53
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Water and mercury rise to different heights in a J tube.

Air friction - Video

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Catalog: 
2C30.65
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Drop crumpled and flat sheets of paper.

Buoyancy of Air

Close the air valve and turn on the vacuum pump. The small ballon is to verify t
Catalog: 
2B40.40A
Location: 
Af3
Balanced sealed globe tips the scales towards it under bell jar during evacuation.

Buoyancy in various liquids - Video

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Catalog: 
2B40.54
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Iron, bakelite, and wood are dropped into a column containing mercury, carbon tetrachloride, and water.

Tornado tube - Video

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Catalog: 
2C50.30B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Couple two soft drink bottles with the commercial tornado tube coupler and spin the top bottle so the water forms a vortex as it drains into the bottom bottle.

Weight of Air using the Magdeburg Sphere

Weigh the Magdeburg Sphere before and after using the vacuum pump.
Catalog: 
2B40.45C
Location: 
Ae5
The Magdeburg Sphere is weighed before and after having the air pumped out. The sphere holds about .8 g of air. Depending on how long the vacuum pump runs .6 g or more of air can be removed.

Lifting Plate

Catalog: 
2C20.40A
Location: 
Af4
A stream of air flowing radially outwards between two plates will lift the lower plate.

Floating square bar - Video

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Catalog: 
2B40.56
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :A long bar floats in one orientation in alcohol and switches to another orientation when water is added.

Density balls in beans - Video

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Catalog: 
2C60.20
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :A ping pong ball in the middle of a beaker of beans will rise when the beaker is shaken.

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