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The principle in hydrodynamics that an increase in the velocity of a stream of fluid results in a decrease in pressure. Also called Bernoulli effect or Bernoulli theorem.
- ‘Things that anyone would be interested in knowing, like Bernoulli's principle is when the shower curtain comes in on you and sticks to you… General stuff that makes physics fun, especially for people who don't like math.’
- ‘Arterial blood flow follows the physical principles of fluid dynamics as described in Bernoulli's principle.’
- ‘In one mechanism, a high rate of water flow may reduce the pressure within the channels according to Bernoulli's principle.’
- ‘Bernoulli's principle is basically a statement of the law of conservation of energy written for the movement of a fluid such as air.’
- ‘Bernoulli's principle can also be demonstrated in the flow of fluids through pipe.’
Named for Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli (1700–82).
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