About the book
As early as in the third century BC, Archimedes of Syracuse discovered the fundamental relationship of hydrostatics known since as Archimedes’ Principle. Such principle states that any object partly or completely immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced. Hydrostatics is the study of fluids at rest and brings multiple contributions to different science fields and applications: hydraulics with particular relevance for the engineering of equipment for storing, transporting, and using fluids; geophysics and astrophysics to understand plate tectonics and the anomalies of the Earth's gravitational field; medicine with valuable inputs to understand blood pressure and many other fields.
This book intends to cover the principles of several topics from the field of hydrostatics (hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, surface tension, capillarity/adhesion) while providing a platform to engineers, students, and other professional to report their fundamental work on the topic as well as disseminate new angles as Hydrostatics is shaping our world.