What is pressure gradient,velocity gradient,energy gradient and potential gradient?

Asked by umapushkala | 30th Mar, 2012, 04:55: PM

Expert Answer:

Pressure gradient: The change in pressure measured across a given distance is called a "pressure gradient"
Velocity gradient: The difference in velocity between adjacent layers of the fluid is known as a velocity gradient and is given by v/x, where v is the velocity difference and x is the distance between the layers.

Energy gradient: Any change in energy over time or space.
Potential gradient: potential gradient is the local rate of change of the potential with respect to displacement.

Answered by  | 3rd Apr, 2012, 02:18: PM

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