Fluid Mechanics: A Fairy Tale (Stick Figure Physics Tutorials)

| August 6, 2013

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Fluid Mechanics: A Fairy Tale (Stick Figure Physics Tutorials)

Are you interested in physics but not as interested in curling up with a nice heavy textbook on a Friday night?

If you would rather read a fairy tale, this book’s for you. It introduces the fundamental concepts (no equations- just the ideas behind them) of fluid mechanics.

Here are some of the topics it covers:

Buoyancy
Archimedes’ Principle
Bernoulli’s Principle
Volume Flow Rate
Pressure

This story won’t let you ace a physics test by itself, but it will give you a better foundation for working with equations and solving problems- having an intuitive understanding of the concepts in one of the fundamental necessities in a physics class, and it can be hard to get that from a textbook.

Plus, it’s pretty painless:

Once upon a time, there lived a princess in a castle…

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