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Hermann von Helmholtz

* 1821 in Potsdam
+ 1894 in Berlin


Hermann von



German physician, physicist, and philosopher.
In physics, he is known for his theories on the conservation of energy,
work in electrodynamics, chemical thermodynamics,
and on a mechanical foundation of thermodynamics.

Kelvin–Helmholtz instability

The Kelvin–Helmholtz instability (after Lord Kelvin and Hermann von Helmholtz) can occur
when there is velocity shear in a single continuous fluid,
or where there is a velocity difference across the interface between two fluids.

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