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treated as singularThe branch of science concerned with forces acting on or exerted by fluids (especially liquids).
‘He was interested in their applications to dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, and electrostatics.’
‘Current research focuses on the forces that act on a body moving through the water, the science of hydrodynamics.’
‘Jeffrey's work was on the applications of mathematics, in particular he worked on hydrodynamics, viscous liquids and elasticity.’
‘His interests in science itself were mainly in the area of mathematical physics, and in particular thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, mathematical chemistry, and mechanics.’
‘Thus, the lipid dynamics depend on the friction and not on hydrodynamics.’
‘Two further works, one on the mathematical theory of heat and the other on hydrodynamics, were in preparation at the time of his death.’
‘We could not understand chemistry and hydrodynamics.’
‘Sailing is one of those sports which involves hydrodynamics, fluid dynamics, material science, human physiology, tactics, psychology.’
‘His early work was on magnetism and electricity but he soon concentrated on hydraulics and hydrodynamics.’
‘His work on machines includes much in the area of applied mechanics, but he was also interested in applied hydrodynamics and steam engines.’
‘He was also interested in hydrodynamics and hydraulics and he moved on from making sundials to invent other machinery, in particular pumps.’
‘In particular he applied his methods to equations resulting from electromagnetics, then later to those arising from hydrodynamics.’
Origin
Late 18th century: from modern Latin hydrodynamica, from Greek hudro- ‘water’ + dunamikos (see dynamic).