Fluid Mechanics

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1995 - Science - 896 pages
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"The mixture of prose, mathematics, and beautiful illustrations is particularly well chosen." — American Scientist
This monumental text by a noted authority in the field is specially designed to provide an orderly structured introduction to fluid mechanics, a field all too often seen by students as an amorphous mass of disparate equations instead of the coherent body of theory and application it should be. In addition, the book will help upgrade students' mathematical skills as they learn the fundamentals of fluid mechanics.
The text presents a unified method of analysis that poses fluid mechanics problems in precise mathematical language without becoming stiff or unnecessarily rigorous. This method involves three steps: First, the text carefully defines each problem so the student knows what is given and what is missing. Second, each chapter treats the physical aspects of the problems so the student can visualize how things work in the real world. Third, the text represents the physical model by appropriate mathematical symbols and operators, collects these into equations, and then solves them. The result is a superb learning and teaching process that covers everything the engineer needs to know — nature of fluids, hydrostatics, differential and integral equations, dimensional analysis, viscous flows, and other topics — while allowing students to see each element in its relation to the whole.
Each chapter contains numerous examples incorporating problem-solving techniques, demonstrations to illustrate topical material, study questions, boxed equations of significant results, appropriate references to supplementary materials and other study aids. Over 760 illustrations enhance the text. This volume will be an indispensable reference and resource for any student of fluid mechanics or practicing engineer. 1985 edition.

 

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I found this book in the bookshelfs of the library of the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica INAOE in Puebla in Mexico and I can say only that it saved my life of my ignorance of the Navier Stokes equations, in page. 204 it describes what each term means. I needed to describe each term for my master's thesis and it helped me to have the confidency to speak of those complex equations. (excuse my bad english please) 

Contents

I
1
II
41
III
95
IV
153
V
233
VI
341
VII
359
VIII
415
IX
457
X
481
XI
541
XII
587
XIII
665
XIV
703
XV
801
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