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Introduction

  • Achim FeldmeierEmail author
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Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

A fluid is an unstructured substance that fills amacroscopic volume in space continuously. Theremay be some order on the smallest,molecular scale, but there is no longrange order. Fluids can flow freely, i.e., tiny forces can lead to macroscopic motion, as, for example, in oceanic tides.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Physik und AstronomieUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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