- In the uniplanar motion of a homogeneous liquid the equation of continuity reduces to du dv dx' dy-O' u= -d,y/dy, v = d i t/dx, (2) surface containing so that we can put _ (6) (9) we have (I) (2) (5) (I) where 4 is a function of x, y, called the streamor current-function; interpreted physically, 4-4c, the difference of the value of 4, at a fixed point A and a variable point P is the flow, in ft.

In the equations of uniplanar motion = dx - du = dx + dy = -v 2 ?, suppose, so that in steady motion dx I +v24 ' x = ?'

The curves 0 = constant and 4, = constant form an orthogonal system; and the interchange of 0 and 4, will give a new state of uniplanar motion, in which the velocity at every point is turned through a right angle without alteration of magnitude.

For instance, in a uniplanar flow, radially inward towards 0, the flow across any circle of radius r being the same and denoted by 27rm, the velocity must be mfr, and 0=m log r,, y=m0, +4,i =m log re ie, w=m log z.