Blaise Pascal in the 1600s contributed some of the initial theory to this field. But the term originates from the work of Daniel Bernoulli, it is based on the title of his work called Hydrodynamica (1738). He worked with Leonhard Euler, and they established the general equations of hydrodynamics.
The practice was continued by men as Joseph Louis Lagrange (17361813) with the EulerLagrange system, Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (17171783) discovered the CauchyRiemann equations[?] , Pierre Simon Laplace (17491827) with the governing equation in the potential flow named after him, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (18211894) and William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (18241907) with KelvinHelmholtz instability[?] (see also RayleighTaylor and RichtmyerMeshkov) as well as Helmholtz's work on vortices.
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