When I check units in the terms in Bernoulli's equation, they do not match:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Given:

p1 + 1/2 (row) v1^2 = p2 + 1/2 (row) v2^2

On the left hand side of the equation, the first term, pressure must have units of force/unit area; say lb/ft^2. The units in the second term are the product of

row, the density in, say, lb/ft^3

v1^2, the square of speed, say, ft^2/sec^2,

or [lb/ft^3][ft^2/sec^2] = [ lb/(ft sec^2) ] and this is different from the [lb/ft^2] of the first term. Why?

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Different units in Bernoulli's equation's terms?

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