# Newtons law of viscosity - Fluid Mechanics

**Q. Newton's law of viscosity states that***- Published on 04 Aug 15***a.** the shear stress applied to the fluid is directly proportional to the velocity gradient (du/dy)

**b.** the shear stress applied to the fluid is inversely proportional to the velocity gradient (du/dy)

**c.** the shear stress applied to the fluid is directly proportional to the specific weight of the fluid

**d.** the shear stress applied to the fluid is inversely proportional to the specific weight of the fluid

**ANSWER: the shear stress applied to the fluid is directly proportional to the velocity gradient (du/dy)**