d'Alembert's paradox

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d'Alembert's paradox

[¦dal·əm¦bərz ′par·ə‚däks]
(fluid mechanics)
The paradox that no forces act on a body moving at constant velocity in a straight line through a large mass of incompressible, inviscid fluid which was initially at rest, or in uniform motion.
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