Stokes law

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**Stokes' law**can refer to:

- Stokes' lawStokes' lawIn 1851, George Gabriel Stokes derived an expression, now known as Stokes' law, for the frictional force – also called drag force – exerted on spherical objects with very small Reynolds numbers in a continuous viscous fluid...

for friction force - Stokes' law (sound attenuation) law describing attenuation of sound in Newtonian liquids

For integration, see Stokes' theorem

Stokes' theorem

In differential geometry, Stokes' theorem is a statement about the integration of differential forms on manifolds, which both simplifies and generalizes several theorems from vector calculus. Lord Kelvin first discovered the result and communicated it to George Stokes in July 1850...

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