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Why high blood pressure patients are not advised to go at high altitudes?

the atmospheric pressure decreases as we go higher. So, at higher altitudes, the blood pressure is greater than atmospheric pressure. If a person already has the problem of high pressure, the difference between blood pressure and atmospheric pressure becomes so high. This results in bleeding from the nose or ears and in some cases the veins burst. 


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What is fluid?

Any material that can flow is a fluid. Liquids and gases are examples of fluid.


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What is hydrostatics?

Hydrostatics is the branch of fluid mechanics that studies incompressible fluids at rest. The study of fluids at rest or objects placed at rest in fluids is hydrostatics.
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What is hydrodynamics?

Hydrodynamics is the branch of science that studies about the force exerted by the fluids or acting on the fluids. 
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Do intermolecular or inter-atomic forces follow inverse square law?

No. Intermolecular and inter-atomic forces do not obey the inverse square law. 
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Why solids have definite shape while liquids do not have definite shape?

Solids: Intermolecular forces are very strong and thermal agitations are not sufficiently strong to separate the molecules from their mean position. Solids are rigid and hence they have definite shapes.
Liquids: In liquids intermolecular forces are not sufficiently strong to hold the molecules at definite sites, as a result they move freely within the bulk of liquid, therefore, do not possess definite shapes. Liquids take the same shape as that of the container. 
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