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Hydrodynamics
(977 words)

1. General

Due to its complexity, the mathematical and physical description of the motion of fluids was one of the areas of the mathematical sciences that demanded the application of the most advanced techniques in mathematics, while in the context of the time, there was a productive interaction between problems in hydraulics, experimental study, theoretical analysis and the possibility of effective computation.

2. From the 15th to t…

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Epple, Moritz, “Hydrodynamics”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021192>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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