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Water potential

  1. Jun 26, 2012 #1
    I need a full derivation of Water Potential theory, specifically in tree Xylem, but any general derivation and explanation would be acceptable.

    I've looked everywhere, the entire library in my university, and hours in google, but I can only find qualitative descriptions. I need the full mathematical derivation of the equations. I know there are relevant courses but I need this for a biomechanics project I'm working on.

    Anyone know of any good books? Anyone take a course in this and has any useful information? Thanks.
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  3. Jun 26, 2012 #2
    Try Milne-Thomson's Theoretical Hydrodynamics. You can find a pdf here:


    Edit: I assumed you wanted information about potential flow, but googling a bit more indicates it may not be the case, so check the table of contents to see if you can use something :)
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