## Rotating Fluids in Engineering and ScienceInvaluable for engineers and scientists whose projects require a knowledge of the theory. Part I reviews basic fluid mechanics. Part II introduces concepts, theories, and equations specific to rotating fluids, and Part III presents numerous practical applications of the theory, in fields ranging from centrifuges to aerodynamics. "Highly recommended." — Choice. |

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### Contents

Mass and Momentum Conservation | 23 |

Potential Inviscid Flow | 43 |

Boundary Layers and Turbulence | 57 |

Wave Theory | 77 |

Rotating Coordinate Systems | 99 |

Coriolis Phenomena | 113 |

Rotation Vorticity and Circulation | 127 |

Vorticity as the Variable | 145 |

Wings Lift and Drag | 265 |

Turbomachinery | 279 |

Liquids in Precessing Spacecraft | 305 |

The Earth Sun and Moon | 319 |

Atmospheric Circulation | 333 |

Oceanic Circulation | 349 |

Intense Atmospheric Vortices | 365 |

Appendices | 379 |

Vortex Dynamics | 159 |

Secondary Flows | 183 |

Circular Pathline Flows | 201 |

Rotation and Inertial Waves | 215 |

Pipes Channels and Rivers | 235 |

Rotors and Centrifuges | 251 |

B Stream Functions and Velocity Potentials | 385 |

Fluid Properties | 393 |

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