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RE: Air Flow in a bypass valve
At 04:03 AM 11/13/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Air is a fluid by definition.
>Wrong! Air is a gas that is governed by very complex fluid dynamics
>Someone else that stayed awake during his physics classes (Wolff) nicley
>back's this up with the following....
>>Ummm, I really don't want to get stuck in this whole thing, but "air is
>>a fluid by definition" is wrong. Therefore your whole example is wrong.
>>Air is a gas and there are some pretty complex formulas to express
>>pressure, volume and temperature of a gas while it is static. As soon as
>>it starts moving you can break out the Cray.
>>P.S. I wish I remembered enough of my physics classes to be more
Air is a fluid AND it is a gas. Air is NOT a liquid. Common english
butchers these terms all the time. I say again, air is a fluid. So is
water and other liquids. But air is NOT a liquid.
Again, I use the example: a square is a rectangle, but not all rectangles
HTM. BTW, you can't use fluid dynamics equations on things that are not fluids!
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