chapter  2
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Hydrostatics and Rigid-Body Motions

Chapter Overview and Goals The subjects of hydro statics and rigid-body motions are special cases of fluid dynamics where the fluid is at rest, is undergoing a constant linear acceleration, or is being rotated at a constant angular velocity. Our study of these topics will introduce the concepts of surface and body forces, pressure prism, pressure centroid, and pressure center. The theory we will introduce is the law of hydrostatics, which is a special case of the momentum equation (Newton’s second law).