Aerostatics is the study of gases that are not in motion. The study of gases in motion is called aerodynamics. It is a part of fluid statics.
An aerostat is a lighter than air craft, such as an airship or balloon, which uses the principles of aerostatics to float.
Fields of study
- Atmospheric pressure fluctuation
- Composition of mountain air
- Cross-section of the atmosphere
- Gas density
- Gas diffusion in soil
- Gas pressure
- Kinetic theory of gases
- Partial pressures in gas mixtures
- Pressure measurement