Description of Fluids

  • Achim FeldmeierEmail author
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In fluid mechanics, infinitesimal masses \({\mathrm d}M\), called fluid parcels, occupy infinitesimal volumes \({\mathrm d}V\) that have well-defined positions \(\vec {r}(t)\) in some fixed frame of reference, similar to point masses in classical point mechanics. The fluid parcels fill some connected volume in space homogeneously (tearing fluids are not treated here), where space is the Euclidean vector space \(\mathbb {R}^3\).


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  1. 1.Institut für Physik und AstronomieUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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