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A Voyage Through Turbulence

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Peter Davidson, Yukio Kaneda, Keith Moffatt, Katepalli Sreenivasan, Brian Launder, Derek Jackson, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Michael Eckert, A. Leonard, N. Peters, Roberto Benzi, Gregory Falkovich, Charles Meneveau, James J. Riley, H. K. Moffatt, Ivan Marusic, Timothy B. Nickels, Gregory Eyink, Uriel Frisch, Roddam Narasimha, Dale I. Pullin, Daniel I. Meiron
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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521149310

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  • Turbulence is widely recognized as one of the outstanding problems of the physical sciences, but it still remains only partially understood despite having attracted the sustained efforts of many leading scientists for well over a century. In A Voyage Through Turbulence we are transported through a crucial period of the history of the subject via biographies of twelve of its great personalities, starting with Osborne Reynolds and his pioneering work of the 1880s. This book will provide absorbing reading for every scientist, mathematician and engineer interested in the history and culture of turbulence, as background to the intense challenges that this universal phenomenon still presents.

    • Charts the development of ideas and research in turbulence over 150 years
    • The first book to explore the history of this subject
    • Authors are leading authorities in the field
    • Assumes no specialist knowledge
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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521149310
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface Peter Davidson, Yukio Kaneda, Keith Moffatt and Katepalli Sreenivasan
    1. Osborne Reynolds: a turbulent life Brian Launder and Derek Jackson
    2. Prandtl and the Göttingen school Eberhard Bodenschatz and Michael Eckert
    3. Theodore von Kármán A. Leonard and N. Peters
    4. G. I. Taylor: the inspiration behind the Cambridge school Katepalli Sreenivasan
    5. Lewis Fry Richardson Roberto Benzi
    6. The Russian school Gregory Falkovich
    7. Stanley Corrsin Charles Meneveau and James J. Riley
    8. George Batchelor: the post-war renaissance of research in turbulence H. K. Moffatt
    9. A. A. Townsend Ivan Marusic and Timothy B. Nickels
    10. Robert H. Kraichnan Gregory Eyink and Uriel Frisch
    11. Satish Dhawan Roddam Narasimha
    12. Philip G. Saffman Dale I. Pullin and Daniel I. Meiron
    13. Epilogue: a turbulence timeline Peter Davidson, Yukio Kaneda, Keith Moffatt and Katepalli Sreenivasan.

  • Editors

    Peter A. Davidson, University of Cambridge
    Peter A. Davidson is Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

    Yukio Kaneda, Nagoya University, Japan
    Yukio Kaneda is Professor in the Department of Computational Science and Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Nagoya, Japan.

    Keith Moffatt, University of Cambridge
    Keith Moffatt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

    Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, New York University
    Katepalli R. Sreenivasan is University Professor in the Department of Physics and the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

    Contributors

    Peter Davidson, Yukio Kaneda, Keith Moffatt, Katepalli Sreenivasan, Brian Launder, Derek Jackson, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Michael Eckert, A. Leonard, N. Peters, Roberto Benzi, Gregory Falkovich, Charles Meneveau, James J. Riley, H. K. Moffatt, Ivan Marusic, Timothy B. Nickels, Gregory Eyink, Uriel Frisch, Roddam Narasimha, Dale I. Pullin, Daniel I. Meiron

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