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The field of fluid mechanics examines the behavior of fluid systems and objects moving through fluids, such as liquids, gases and plasmas. This area of research is highly important for everything from basic plumbing to aerospace engineering. Use Wolfram|Alpha to compute fluid dynamics using essential equations in the field, such as the Archimedes principle, Bernoulli's equation and the Rossiter formula.

Compute pressure and fluid velocity using Bernoulli's equation.

Compute the behavior of fluid flow through pipes, around objects, and under sudden changes in pressure.

Compute the buoyancy of different materials in various liquids and gases.

Compute how atmospheric pressure varies with altitude, gravitational acceleration, temperature and molar mass.

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Look up definitions and compute values of important dimensionless quantities in fluid mechanics, such as the Reynolds number and the Rayleigh number.