Definition of Fluid mechanics

1. Noun. Study of the mechanics of fluids.

Exact synonyms: Hydraulics
Generic synonyms: Mechanics
Specialized synonyms: Hydrostatics, Hydrodynamics, Hydrokinetics
Derivative terms: Hydraulic

Definition of Fluid mechanics

1. Noun. (physics) The branch of mechanics dealing with gases and liquids, either at rest or in motion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluid Mechanics

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Literary usage of Fluid mechanics

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1. Geometric Structures in Nonlinear Physics by Robert Hermann (1991)
"INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON fluid mechanics AND QUANTUM FIELD THEORY An ... Two such areas with which I am familiar are fluid mechanics and the Theory of ..."

2. Aeronautics: A Class Text by Edwin Bidwell Wilson (1920)
"... fluid mechanics CHAPTER IX MOTION ALONG A TUBE 58. The Variables Used. Suppose that a fluid is in motion along a tube which has a cross section S at a ..."

3. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"Cavendish's theory of the electric fluid was an original essay in the difficult and still rudimentary science of fluid mechanics. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Berkeley-Ames Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Control by Louis R. Hunt, Clyde Martin (1984)
"Van Dyke, N., Perturbation Methods in fluid mechanics, Academi c Press, New York, 1964. 40. Prandtl, L., Uber die Ausgebildete Turbulenz, Zamm 5 (1925). 41. ..."

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