# Formula of head loss

1. Jan 24, 2016

### werson tan

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
what does the gamma in the formula mean ? since the other terms in the formula are the same , i can just cancel it, leaving μ / γ = v /g . So , γ has unit of kg(m^-2)(s^-2) ?

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2. Jan 24, 2016

### SteamKing

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gamma (γ) is used to indicate the weight density of the fluid, in units if Force / L3.

It is also expressed as γ = ρ ⋅ g, where ρ is the mass density of the fluid, in units of M/L3 and g is the acceleration due to gravity