What is fluid?

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2015-06-02 17:20:52

A fluid is any liquid or gas that cannot sustain a shearing

force when at rest and that undergoes a continuous change in shape

when subjected to such a stress.

Compressed fluids exert an outward pressure that is

perpendicular to the walls of their containers. A perfect fluid

lacks viscosity, but real fluids do not.

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