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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 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.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 19:25, 13 July 2009

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[1] to be "a substance which deforms continuously under the action of a shear stress", which includes both liquids and gases.

See also

  • 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.