Liquids and Gases: Principles of Fluid Mechanics
Do you know why a 10-ton boat floats but a tiny pebble sinks? Or why a hot air balloon will rise, but when you inflate a balloon it drops to the ground? From Archimedes and Boyle to Pascal and Charles, discover the basic principles of fluid mechanics in a refreshing and fun way.
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