Dimensionless Physical Quantities in Science and Engineering

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Elsevier, Feb 13, 2012 - Science - 454 pages
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Dimensionless quantities, such as π, e, and φ are used in mathematics, engineering, physics, and chemistry. In recent years the dimensionless groups, as demonstrated in detail here, have grown in significance and importance in contemporary mathematical and computer modeling as well as the traditional fields of physical modeling. This book offers the most comprehensive and up to date resource for dimensionless quantities, providing not only a summary of the quantities, but also a clarification of their physical principles, areas of use, and other specific properties across multiple relevant fields. Presenting the most complete and clearly explained single resource for dimensionless groups, this book will be essential for students and researchers working across the sciences.



  • Includes approximately 1,200 dimensionless quantities
  • Features both classic and newly developing fields
  • Easy to use with clear organization and citations to relevant works
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Physics and Physical Chemistry
3
3 Fluid Mechanics
53
4 Solid Mechanics
135
5 Thermomechanics
173
6 Electromagnetism
285
7 Physical Technology
331
8 Technology and Mechanical Engineering
353
9 Geophysics and Ecology
391
References
427
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