## An Introduction to Astrophysical HydrodynamicsThis book is an introduction to astrophysical hydrodynamics for both astronomy and physics students. It provides a comprehensive and unified view of the general problems associated with fluids in a cosmic context, with a discussion of fluid dynamics and plasma physics. It is the only book on hydrodynamics that addresses the astrophysical context. Researchers and students will find this work to be an exceptional reference. Contents include chapters on irrotational and rotational flows, turbulence, magnetohydrodynamics, and instabilities. |

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### Contents

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Chapter 3 Vorticity and Rotation | 57 |

Chapter 4 Shocks | 95 |

Chapter 5 Similarity Methods | 148 |

Chapter 6 Magnetic Fields in Astrophysics | 171 |

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