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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Resources and Citations
- 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
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Viscosity." Accessed 6 Sept. 2004.