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Hydrodynamics

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Hydrodynamics is fluid dynamics applied to liquids, such as water, alcohol, oil, and blood.

Blaise Pascal in the 1600s contributed some of the initial theory to this field. The term originates from the work of Daniel Bernoulli, based on the title of his work called Hydrodynamica (1738). He and Leonhard Euler established the general equations of hydrodynamics.

The practice was continued by Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) with the Euler-Lagrange system, Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) discovered the Cauchy-Riemann equations, Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) with the governing equation in the potential flow named after him, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821-1894) and William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) with Kelvin-Helmholtz instability (see also Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov) and Helmholtz's work on vortices.

See also

de:Hydrodynamik pl:Hydrodynamika ru:Гидродинамика

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