The law refers to the frictional force — also called drag force
— exerted on spherical objects with very small Reynolds numbers
(e.g., very small particles) in a continuous viscous fluid.
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Editors. "George Stokes proves Stokes’ Law". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6306, accessed 27 May 2017.]
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