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Reynolds number

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noun

a dimensionless number, v ρ l /η, where v is the fluid velocity, ρ the density, η the viscosity and l a dimension of the system. The value of the number indicates the type of fluid flow

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Word Origin for Reynolds number

C19: named after Osborne Reynolds (1842–1912), British physicist

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