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Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, Fifth Edition by Daniel H. Lepek, A. Allen Hersel, Christie John Geankoplis

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Chapter 2. Introduction to Fluids and Fluid Statics

2.0 Chapter Objectives

On completion of this chapter, a student should be able to:

• Explain the importance of fluid mechanics in multiple chemical and process industries

• Use both the English and SI units when solving fluid statics problems.

• Define what a fluid is, particularly in relation to the different phases of matter

• Explain the difference between incompressible and compressible fluids

• Explain the concept of a “continuum”

• Use Newton’s law of gravitation to determine the force exerted by an object or fluid

• Identify and use the units of force and pressure in different systems

• Explain the concept of pressure in a fluid

• Explain the concept of pressure drop, or pressure differential ...

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