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Navier-Stokes is one of the fundamental equations in the field of hydraulics. From that fact alone we can be confident that: A significant portion of our target audience will find this question and its answer(s) useful and relevant to engineering problems. A significant number of our users will be uniquely qualified to answer this question because of their ...


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In theory, if the technical question in the problem statement can stand on its own merits as a useful bit of Q&A, I think it's reasonable to address any problems with the non-technical portions of the problem statement via edits. In practice, however, this can be a challenge. Particularly when the author of the question opposes constructive edits and/or ...


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the immediate application to engineering is not necessarily obvious I would ask why there has to be an application. While it's true that a lot of engineering deals with taking concepts from other fields in math and science and applying them to solve real-world problems, not all engineering is about the application. Otherwise, what would be the point of a Ph....


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I find this question to be important, but not on-topic for this site. Also, you'd probably get more qualified advice at another SE, namely The Workplace.SE or Interpersonal Skills.SE. Hope they can answer your question adequately.


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Whether or not these kinds of questions are on-topic or a good fit for the site is discussed on our Naive Design Questions meta thread, and our homework problems thread. I think the community has staked out fairly explicit and reasonable positions on these; namely that we need to meet certain levels of specificity and detail. So partially, your question ...


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I would like to add that although application of the Navier-Stokes equation may not be obvious, it is an equation with a lot of applications in engineering. It is a statement of the scientific principle that momentum should be conserved. In particular the NS equation shows how this conservation principle applies to a Newtonian fluid undergoing flow. The ...


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Note that both points you quote for being on topic specifically mention "engineering". Engineering is about applying the laws of physics and other sciences to real world problems. Science seeks to describe how nature works by applying observation, logical deduction, and experimental verification. Personal beliefs have no place, other than perhaps to guide ...


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Looks like it could work here. Send it over.


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