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Fluids are substances whose molecular structure offers no resistance to external shear forces: even the smallest force causes deformation of a fluid particle. Although a significant distinction exists between liquids and gases, both types of fluids obey the same laws of motion. In most cases of interest, a fluid can be regarded as continuum, i.e, a continuous substance.

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Ferziger, J.H., Perić, M. (2002). Basic Concepts of Fluid Flow. In: Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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