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Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics

Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics
A Collective Introduction to Current Research


Stephen Davis, Yves Couder, Tim Pedley, Patrick Huerre, Javier Jimenez, Paul Linden, Keith Moffatt, Grae Worster, Herbert Huppert, Chris Garrett, Michael McIntyre
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  • Date Published: November 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521531696

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  • Now available in paperback, this wide-ranging text on modern fluid mechanics research includes sections on modelling the environment, physiology and magnetohydrodynamics. At the same time, the book discusses basic physical phenomena such as turbulence that still present fundamental challenges. Conventional textbooks cannot hope to give graduate students more than an inkling of what topics are currently being researched, or how to make a choice between them. This book aims to rectify matters, at least in part. It consists of eleven chapters that each introduces a different branch of the subject. Though not exhaustive, the coverage is broad: thin-film flows, Saffman-Taylor fingering, flows in arteries and veins, convective and absolute instabilities, turbulence, natural convection, magnetohydrodynamics, solidification, geological fluid mechanics, oceanography and atmospheric dynamics are all introduced and reviewed by established authorities. Thus the book will not only be suitable for graduate-level courses but also for specialists seeking introductions to other areas.

    • Now available in paperback
    • Each chapter by an established authority on the subject
    • Gives insights into current research that are not to be found in other textbooks
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… a wide-ranging collection of articles … I recommend this book without reservation, and it certainly belongs in any technical library.' John Miles, University of California, San Diego

    'Each author was charged with being didactic rather than providing a comprehensive survey of the literature surrounding their subject. The eleven distinguished authors, including two of the editors, succeeded marvellously carrying out their charge … all chapters are exquisitely written and do provide a superb introduction and significant understanding to their respective topics … The book is a joy to read.' Applied Mechanics Reviews

    '… a very good contribution indeed … The authors are to be congratulated … I very much enjoyed reading this book … I hope it will find a wide readership among both new and experienced fluid dynamists.' Professor Frank T. Smith, Mathematics Today

    'The book belongs on the shelf of any serious student of fluid mechanics and many researchers whose work touches on the subject of fluid mechanics in a substantial way.' H. Aref, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521531696
    • length: 644 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.315kg
    • contains: 21 colour illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Interfacial fluid dynamics Stephen Davis
    2. Viscous fingering as an archetype for growth patterns Yves Couder
    3. Blood flow in arteries and veins Tim Pedley
    4. Open shear flow instabilities Patrick Huerre
    5. Turbulence Javier Jimenez
    6. Convection in the environment Paul Linden
    7. Reflections on magnetohydrodynamics Keith Moffatt
    8. Solidification of fluids Grae Worster
    9. Geological fluid mechanics Herbert Huppert
    10. The dynamic ocean Chris Garrett
    11. On global-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulations Michael McIntyre

  • Editors

    G. K. Batchelor, University of Cambridge

    H. K. Moffatt, University of Cambridge

    M. G. Worster, University of Cambridge


    Stephen Davis, Yves Couder, Tim Pedley, Patrick Huerre, Javier Jimenez, Paul Linden, Keith Moffatt, Grae Worster, Herbert Huppert, Chris Garrett, Michael McIntyre

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