Skip to main content
Geosciences LibreTexts

1: Introduction

  • Page ID
    4147
    • 1.1: The Nature of Fluids
    • 1.2: Pressure
    • 1.3: Viscosity
      Another concept in fluid dynamics, viscosity, is one that is less likely to be within your range of intuition and experience than pressure. Viscosity is a property of fluids that characterizes their resistance to deformation. This section is devoted to making that idea clear to you, and to making a start on exploring its consequences for fluid motions.
    • 1.4: Diffusion