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Is a plasma a fluid?

  1. Apr 10, 2009 #1
    Is a plasma a fluid?
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  3. Apr 10, 2009 #2


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    It's fluid in a generic sense, like a gas is considered fluid. It has viscosity and it flows, and it assumes the geometry of whatever is confining it. It's different because of the presence of nuclei (fully ionized atoms), ions (less than fully ionized atoms) and electrons.
  4. Apr 10, 2009 #3
    ok i see thanks for the answer
  5. Feb 9, 2012 #4
    equation of continuity
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