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This page features Pioneers of Instrumentation born in August. The pictures are thumbnails, so clicking on them will make them larger. 

 

 

Oreynolds.jpg (3093 bytes)Osborne Reynolds (1842 1912) is known in the history of flow for his formulation of the Reynolds number. This number states the relation between the inertial forces and the viscous forces in a flowing stream. The Reynolds number reflects how turbulent or laminar flow is in a flowstream.

Birthday: August 23, 1842

 

 

 

Guillaume Amontons (1663 1705) was a French scientific instrument inventor and physicist. He was one of the pioneers in tribology, along with Leonardo da Vinci, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Leonhard Euler, and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.

Birthday: August 31, 1663

 

 

 

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