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'''Fluid mechanics''' is the study of the motion of fluids and the forces that leads to these motions.  It can be further classified into two categories:  fluid statics (studies of fluids at rest) and fluid dynamics (studies of fluids in motion). The "fluid" in the term fluid mechanics is defined<ref>James R. Welty, Charles E. Wicks, Robert E. Wilson, and Gregory L. Rorrer, Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, 4th Ed. Toronto: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2001.</ref> to be "a substance which deforms continuously under the action of a shear stress", which includes both liquids and gases.
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'''Fluid mechanics''' is the study of the motion of [[fluid]]s and the forces that leads to these motions.  It can be further classified into two categories:  [[fluid statics]] (studies of fluids at rest) and [[fluid dynamics]] (studies of fluids in motion).  
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==See also==
 
*[[Fluid statics]]
 
*[[Fluid dynamics]]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:38, 17 April 2017

Fluid mechanics is the study of the motion of fluids and the forces that leads to these motions. It can be further classified into two categories: fluid statics (studies of fluids at rest) and fluid dynamics (studies of fluids in motion).