Liouville's theorem

noun

Liou·​ville's theorem
(ˈ)lyü¦vēlz-
: a theorem in fluid dynamics: the density of any selected part of a stream of fluid that does no work and that has no work done on it remains constant as that part moves along its stream line

Word History

Etymology

after Joseph Liouville †1882 French mathematician

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“Liouville's theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Liouville%27s%20theorem. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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