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4), we see that they can be summarized in the matrix form ⎛ x⎞ ⎛ ⎞⎛ ⎞ i xx xy xz = ⎝ y ⎠ = ⎝ yx yy yz ⎠ ⎝ j ⎠ z k zx zy zz The nine quantities in this 3 by 3 matrix are the components of the second-order stress tensor. In the limit, as the areas are taken smaller and smaller, the forces acting on the four faces of the tetrahedron are − x dS x − y dS y − z dS z , and n dS. The first three of these forces act on faces whose normals are in the −x −y −z directions. In writing −y them we have used Newton’s third law, which tells us that −x = − x =− y , 16 Fundamentals and −z = − z .

Therefore, an observer stationed on a rotating platform, for example, sees the same fluid behavior as an observer standing on the floor of the laboratory. As we have seen in the last section, vorticity is not satisfactory in this regard in that it is sensitive to rigid rotations. (If you find the idea of material frame indifference unsettling, see Truesdell (1966), page 6. ) Many constitutive equations that have been proposed violate this principle (both intentionally and unintentionally). Present work in constitutive equations tends to obey the principle religiously, although doubts are still sometimes expressed.

Some further insights into the nature of vorticity and circulation can be gained by considering several theorems introduced first by Helmholtz. The first states the following: The circulation taken over any cross-sectional area of a vortex tube is a constant. The proof is simple. 4. 2). On S0 , vorticity is normal to the surface, so the integral is zero. 4 Vortex tube from which it follows that · dA = − S2 S1 · dA With the proper interpretation of signs of the outward normal, this proves the theorem.