Phenomena

Reynolds on Transition

For although only the disciplined motion is recognized in military tactics, troops have another manner of motion when anything disturbs their order. And this is precisely how it is with water: it will move in a perfectly direct disciplined manner under some circumstances, while under others it becomes a mass of eddies and cross streams, which may be well likened to the motion of a whirling, struggling mob where each individual particle is obstructing the others. The larger the army, and the more rapid the evolutions, the greater the chance of disorder; so with fluid, the larger the channel, and the greater the velocity, the more chance of eddies.

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