# Difference between revisions of "Fluid mechanics"

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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. | + | '''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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## Revision as of 18:25, 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.