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This book is designed for a first graduate course in fluid dynamics. It focuses on knowledge and methods that find applications in most branches of fluid mechanics, and aims to supply a theoretical understanding that will permit sensible simplifications to be made in the formulation of problems and enable the reader to develop analytical models of practical significance. The study of simplified model problems can be used to guide experimental and numerical investigations. The first part (Chapter 1-4) is concerned entirely with the incompressible flow of homogeneous fluid. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with dispersive waves and acoustics.Read more
- Provides a detailed study of a wide range of highly simplified 'model problems'
- Helps the reader to formulate and develop analytical models of practical significance
- Covers the incompressible flow of a homogeneous fluid, the theory of dispersive waves and an introduction to acoustics
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"It would make an excellent graduate level text...I found it to be clearly written...remarkably free of errors and contains many well thought out problems and interesting examples...I was impressed by the large number of practical results that could be obtained by using only very simple mathematics."
Marvin Goldstein, Chief Scientist
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135-3191, USA
Journal of Sound and Vibration
Volume 309, Issues 1-2, 8 January 2008, Pages 347-348See more reviews
"Professor Howe is not only a well-established researcher but also an excellent pedagogue. He succeeded in explaining in a comprehensive manner complex topics of hydrodynamics...This book has all the chances to become a classical textbook on this subject...recommended to all students willing to discover the wonderful world of hydrodynamics."
Denys Dutykh, ENS Cachan, CMLA, France
European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 27 (2008) 218
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- Date Published: October 2006
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521868624
- length: 480 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
- weight: 1.05kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Equations of motion
2. Potential flow of an incompressible fluid
3. Ideal flow in two dimensions
4. Rotational incompressible flow
5. Surface gravity waves
6. Introduction to acoustics
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