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The multidisciplinary field of fluid mechanics is one of the most actively developing fields of physics, mathematics and engineering. This textbook, fully revised and enlarged for the second edition, presents the minimum of what every physicist, engineer and mathematician needs to know about hydrodynamics. It includes new illustrations throughout, using examples from everyday life, from hydraulic jumps in a kitchen sink to Kelvin–Helmholtz instabilities in clouds, and geophysical and astrophysical phenomena, providing readers with a better understanding of the world around them. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers, the book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and only a basic understanding of vector calculus and analysis. It contains forty-one original problems with very detailed solutions, progressing from dimensional estimates and intuitive arguments to detailed computations to help readers understand fluid mechanics.Read more
- Presents a unique perspective on fluid mechanics stressing its links with other branches of physics
- Examples and exercises are taken from everyday life, from the kitchen sink to sailing and flying, to give readers a better appreciation of the subject
- Teaches the art of physical estimates as applied to fluid mechanics
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: March 2018
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108229593
- contains: 97 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Basic notions and steady flows
2. Unsteady flows
3. Dispersive waves
4. Solutions to exercises
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