Kinematic viscosity

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The flow of a material expressed in area per time. Kinematic viscosity is defined as the viscosity of a fluid divided by its density. It is expressed in the cgs units of stokes, which is 1 square centimeter per second. This unit was named for the British physicist Sir George Stokes.

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  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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