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Name: Introduction to Fluid Statics
ID: m42185
Language: English (en)
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Absolute pressure, Adhesive forces, Archimedes’ principle, Atmospheric pressure, Blood pressure, Buoyant force, Capillary action, Cohesive forces, Contact angle, Density, Depth, Diastolic, Fluids, Gases, Gauge pressure, Glaucoma, Hydraulic system, Intraocular pressure, Liquids, Mass, Matter, Micturition reflex, Pascal’s principle, Pressure, Solids, Specific gravity, Surface tension, Systolic, Volume, Weight
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Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Dec 29, 2011 10:05 am -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 6, 2012 4:52 pm -0500


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Version: 1.3 Jun 6, 2012 4:52 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 May 13, 2012 3:38 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 29, 2011 10:09 am -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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