- the branch of hydrodynamics that deals with the statics of fluids, usually confined to the equilibrium and pressure of liquids.
Origin of hydrostatics
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Lastly, Archimedes invented the whole science of hydrostatics.The Legacy of Greece
Archimedes had propounded the theory of the lever, and the principles of hydrostatics.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
The principle of hydrostatics suggest the most common forms.
See also on Boyle, as the founder of hydrostatics, Thomson's Hist.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 1 of 3
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- (functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties and behaviour of fluids that are not in motionSee also hydrodynamics
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- The scientific study of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, in equilibrium with their surroundings and hence at rest. Hydrostatics has many applications in biology and engineering, as in the design of dams. Compare hydrodynamics.
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