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Happy Birthday, Claude-Louis Navier

Today is the 227th birthday of one of the pioneers of fluid mechanics. Here is some historical background from last year’s post on Navier’s birthday.

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Today is Claude-Louis Navier’s birthday

Claude-Louis Navier was born 10 February 1785 in Paris, France. He is famous of course for the Navier-Stokes equations named after him and George Gabriel Stokes. The Navier-Stokes describe the motion of viscous fluids and are derived by applying Newton’s … Continue reading

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