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Water is an example of a Newtonian fluid. Non-Newtonian fluids include catsup, paint, liquid detergent, liquid polymers and a variety of other liquids.

In a Newtonian fluid, the relation between the shear stress and the strain rate is linear, the constant of proportionality being the coefficient of viscosity. In simple terms, the size of the drops is directly related to the thickness of the fluid, all else being equal.

In a non-Newtonian fluid, the relation between the shear stress and the strain rate is nonlinear, and can even be time-dependent. Therefore a constant coefficient of viscosity can not be defined. Multi-viscosity motor oil, which changes viscosity with temperature, is a common example. Newtonian fluids obey Newton's laws.but non Newtonian fluids does not obey Newton's laws.

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