The New Determination of the Criteria of Compressibility and Incompressibility of Medium


It is shown that the criterion of incompressibility applicable to any medium, contradicts to the real meaning of this term. On the basis of expression of speed of sound in inhomogeneous medium and generalized equation of continuity of mass obtained in papers [1,2] respectively, it is proved that so called internal gravitation waves do not exist in nature. This concept appeared as a result of incorrect interpretation of incompressibility of medium. Correct understanding of criteria of compressibility or incompressibility leads to qualitatively new understanding of homogeneity or heterogeneity of medium, in particular—only strongly inhomogeneous medium can be incompressible while weakly inhomogeneous medium is always compressible. Besides, it is shown that in inhomogeneous media additional terms are added to known hydrodynamic (gas dynamic) correlations applicable to any medium which disappear at transfer to homogeneous model of medium.

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V. Kirtskhalia, "The New Determination of the Criteria of Compressibility and Incompressibility of Medium," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 1075-1079. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.48144.

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