Aerostatics facts for kids

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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

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