hydrostatics


hydrostatics
/huy'dreuh stat"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of hydrodynamics that deals with the statics of fluids, usually confined to the equilibrium and pressure of liquids.
[1650-60; see HYDROSTATIC, -ICS]

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Branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest, particularly with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid (gas or liquid) on an immersed body.

In applications, the principles of hydrostatics are used for problems relating to pressure in deep water (pressure increases with depth) and high in the atmosphere (pressure lessens with altitude).

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