Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Velocity gradient, abbreviated as $$\nu$$ (Greek symbol nu), is how the velocity of a fluid changes between parallel planes or different points within the fluid.

 $$\large{ \nu = \frac { v } { l } \large }$$
 Units English Metric $$\large{ \nu }$$   (Greek symbol nu) = velocity gradient $$\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}$$ $$\large{\frac{m}{s}}$$ $$\large{ l }$$ = distance $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$ $$\large{ v }$$ = velocity $$\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}$$ $$\large{\frac{m}{s}}$$