GEOL150_week4_lecture1_Force&Pressure

GEOL150_week4_lecture1_Force&Pressure - Week 4 lecture...

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GEOl50: Climate Change University of Southern California, Los Angeles Week 4, lecture 1 Atmospheric pressure and forces
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Poll :Why does air move ? 1. Still spinning from solar system ʼ s formation 2. Would be bored sitting in the same place all the time 3. To even out temperature and moisture contrasts 4. Because of pressure gradients 5. Just because (raise your hand when your favorite answer is called) You win ! On to Chapter 4. ..
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What is pressure ? Defnition: Pressure is the amount of force acting on a unit area. The symbol oF pressure is P Atmospheric pressure is a measure of the weight of the atmosphere
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What is a force ? “Young Skywalker, a force is an influence which causes a free rigid body to undergo an acceleration, and a flexible body to deform. ” Yoda , Lectures in Physics
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This week’s heroes Sir Isaac Newton (1643 –1727) Blaise Pascal (1623 –1662) Gaspard Gustave de Coriolis (1792 –1843) Optics, Dynamics, Calculus Modern Science Pressure, Probabilities, [eology] Efects oF rotation
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course GEOL 150Lxg taught by Professor Stott during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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GEOL150_week4_lecture1_Force&Pressure - Week 4 lecture...

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