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Vorticity and Incompressible Flow

Vorticity and Incompressible Flow


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  • Date Published: December 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639484
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  • This book is a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical theory of vorticity and incompressible flow ranging from elementary introductory material to current research topics. While the contents center on mathematical theory, many parts of the book showcase the interaction between rigorous mathematical theory, numerical, asymptotic, and qualitative simplified modeling, and physical phenomena. The first half forms an introductory graduate course on vorticity and incompressible flow. The second half comprises a modern applied mathematics graduate course on the weak solution theory for incompressible flow.

    • Modern applied analysis approach to fluid mechanics
    • Physical and computational examples are presented and used to motivate the theory
    • Broad range of topics including numerical methods, singularities, strong solutions, weak solutions
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    '… one of the very few good books that centres on the rigorous mathematical theory of vorticity and incompressible flow … extremely well written and compelling reading … the contents and the cost of this book certainly makes it a good purchase for experienced theoretical fluid dynamists'. D. B. Ingham, Contemporary Physics

    'This book is destined to become a classic … Majda and Bertozzi have produced a formidable and extremely well-written book on this subject that throws out a series of challenges to the modern student … This is the standard to which the rest of us need to aspire.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    '… a masterpiece of applied mathematics.' Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639484
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to vortex dynamics for incompressible fluid flows
    2. The vorticity-stream formulation of the Euler and the Navier-Stokes equations
    3. Energy methods for the Euler and the Navier-Stokes equations
    4. The particle-trajectory method for existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Euler equation
    5. The search for singular solutions to the 3D Euler equations
    6. Computational vortex methods
    7. Simplified asympototic equations for slender vortex filaments
    8. Weak solutions to the 2D Euler equations with initial vorticity in L∞
    9. Introduction to vortex sheets, weak solutions and approximate-solution sequences for the Euler equation
    10. Weak solutions and solution sequences in two dimensions
    11. The 2D Euler equation: concentrations and weak solutions with vortex-sheet initial data
    12. Reduced Hausdorff dimension, oscillations and measure-valued solutions of the Euler equations in two and three dimensions
    13. The Vlasov-Poisson equations as an analogy to the Euler equations for the study of weak solutions

  • Authors

    Andrew J. Majda, New York University

    Andrea L. Bertozzi, Duke University, North Carolina

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