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Journal of Fluids
Volume 2016, Article ID 4519201, 9 pages
Research Article

Correct Definition of Sound Speed and Its Consequences in the Tasks of Hydrodynamics

I. Vekua Sokhumi Institute of Physics and Technology (SIPT), 7 Mindeli St., 0186 Tbilisi, Georgia

Received 20 June 2016; Accepted 18 September 2016

Academic Editor: Ciprian Iliescu

Copyright © 2016 Vladimir Kirtskhalia. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper considers the applied problems of hydrodynamics and based on the new results, published by the author in recent years, shows that main assumptions used in the course of their solution, namely, incompressibility of liquids and potentiality of their movement, are not applicable to liquids in the gravitational field of the Earth.