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What are the characteristics of fluids and gases?

What is an example of a fluid?

  • The water we drink, the air we breathe are all examples of fluids. Essentially, all liquids and gases are fluids. Though each fluid is different from others in terms of composition and specific qualities, there are some properties which every fluid shares.

What is the density of a fluid?

  • Density of a fluid is defined as the ratio of mass of the fluid to its volume. Density of gases are dependent on pressure and temperature while the density of liquid remains constant. The density of water is 1000 kg.m -3 while density of air is 1.225 kg.m -3.

What is the specific shape of a fluid?

  • Fluids do not have a specific shape as do solids. Instead, fluids take the shape of their containers. They also will pour when under the influence of a force such as gravity. Fluid Mechanics by Ira M. Cohen and Pijush K. Kundu, Academic Press (2004) $74.95

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