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4.3.5: Gravity Variations Effects on Pressure and Density

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  • Fig. 4.12 The varying gravity effects on density and pressure.

    Until now the study focus on the change of density and pressure of the fluid. Equation (11) has two terms on the right hand side, the density, \(\rho\) and the body force, \(g\). The body force was assumed until now to be constant. This assumption must be deviated when the distance from the body source is significantly change. At first glance, the body force is independent of the fluid. The source of the gravity force in gas is another body, while the gravity force source in liquid can be the liquid itself. Thus, the discussion is separated into two different issues. The issues of magnetohydrodynamics are too advance for undergraduate student and therefore,will not be introduced here.

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    • Dr. Genick Bar-Meir. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later or Potto license.