The Foundations of Fluid Mechanics

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The first step in Fluid Mechanics was certainly carried out by Archimedes ! ( − 287, − 212) who was a mathematician and a physicist in Antiquity. He formulated a now well-known theorem which says that a body immersed in a fluid supports an upward push equal to the weight of the displaced fluid.


Heat Flux Velocity Field Internal Energy Contact Force Constitutive Relation 
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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