

Section 2: Static Fluids  
2.1  Equation for pressure distribution in a fluid which is static in some reference frame (its "restframe”).  
2.2  Boundary condition on pressure at a density discontinuity in the absence of surface tension.  
2.3  Pressure distribution in a uniform gravitational field of fluid with constant density. Manometers and barometers, forces on dams and gates, buoyancy forces on submerged and floating bodies, hotair balloons. Stability.  
2.4  Compressible fluids in static equilibrium in a uniform gravitational field. The isothermal idealgas model of the atmosphere, and the constantcompressibility model of the ocean.  
2.5  Pressure distribution in accelerating restframes. Liquids at rest in linearly accelerating and rotating reference frames; pressure distribution in a gas centrifuge.  
Reading  
Fay, Chapter 2, pages 4475


Problem Set Chapter 2  
Problem 1.3  
Problem 1.4  
Problem 1.7  
Problem 1.8  
Problem 1.9  
Problem 1.10  
Problem 1.11  
Problem 1.18  