Examples how dissipation is governing the flow can be found abundantly in nature. Since the dissipation characteristic time isn't commonly studied in a ``regular'' fluid mechanics we first introduce two classical examples of dissipation problems. One problem is dealing with the oscillating manometer and two, ``rigid body'' brought to a rest in a thin cylinder.

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perhaps the examples are not important? These examples illustrate that the characteristic time of dissipation can be assessed by thus given by . put Eckert's explanation Note the analogy between and , for which appears in both of them, the characteristic length, , appears as the typical die thickness.

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is it important to discuss the 2/3?

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