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Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

 
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Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Acoustics
 
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Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Acoustics
Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Acoustics
"Pneumatics: that branch of physics which deals with the mechanical properties (as density, elasticity, pressure, etc.) of air, or other elastic fluids or gases."
"Hydraulics: That department of science which deals with the conveyance of water or other liquids through pipes or other artificial channels, and with the various mechanical applications of the force exerted by moving liquids."
"Acoustics: the science of sound, and the phenomena of hearing."

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