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This is a video podcast of solutions to example problems from Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 class at San Jose State University. Several episodes will be published each week including solutions to the previous week's homework and examples that may be useful in understanding current homework or preparing for upcoming exams.

# Physics 50 example problems Peter Beyersdorf

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This is a video podcast of solutions to example problems from Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 class at San Jose State University. Several episodes will be published each week including solutions to the previous week's homework and examples that may be useful in understanding current homework or preparing for upcoming exams.

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14-51 Tube of Mercury-fluid mechanics

## 14-51 Tube of Mercury-fluid mechanics

For a tube containing mercury and water, find the difference in height of the mercury and water using Pascal's law

• 4 Min.
• video
14-47 Mass of a Planet-fluid mechanics

## 14-47 Mass of a Planet-fluid mechanics

Given some measurements of the pressure in a fluid taken on the surface of an unknown planet, use Pascal's law and the universal law of gravitation to find the mass of the planet.

• 4 Min.
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14-37 Airplane Wing-fluid mechanics

## 14-37 Airplane Wing-fluid mechanics

Use Bernoulli's Equation to find the force on an airplane wing and then find the net force acting on the airplane.

• 5 Min.
• video

Use the continuity equation to find the exit velocity for water in a shower head

• 2 Min.
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14-25 Wood Floating in Oil-fluid mechanics

## 14-25 Wood Floating in Oil-fluid mechanics

For a block of wood floating on top of a layer of water and below a layer of oil, find its mass and density given how high it is floating

• 5 Min.
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14-7 Gauge Pressure-fluid mechanics

## 14-7 Gauge Pressure-fluid mechanics

Determine the gauge pressure at a given distance below the surface of a fluid using Pascal's law

• 2 Min.