Fluid Mechanics (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, May 6, 2004 - Science - 759 pages
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Fluid Mechanics, understanding and applying the principles of how motions and forces act upon fluids such as gases and liquids, is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. New to this third edition are expanded coverage of such important topics as surface boundary interfaces, improved discussions of such physical and mathematical laws as the Law of Biot and Savart and the Euler Momentum Integral. A very important new section on Computational Fluid Dynamics has been added for the very first time to this edition. Expanded and improved end-of-chapter problems will facilitate the teaching experience for students and instrutors alike. This book remains one of the most comprehensive and useful texts on fluid mechanics available today, with applications going from engineering to geophysics, and beyond to biology and general science.

* Ample, useful end-of-chapter problems.
* Excellent Coverage of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
* Coverage of Turbulent Flows.
* Solutions Manual available.
  

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Contents

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1
2 Cartesian Tensors
24
3 Kinematics
50
4 Conservation Laws
76
5 Vorticity Dynamics
129
6 Irrotational Flow
153
7 Gravity Waves
199
8 Dynamic Similarity
262
12 Instability
452
13 Turbulence
519
14 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
579
15 Aerodynamics
653
16 Compressible Flow
685
back matter
734
Curvilinear Coordinates
737
Founders of Modern Fluid Dynamics
742

9 Laminar Flow
277
10 Boundary Layers and Related Topics
318
11 Computational Fluid Dynamics
386

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