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Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics

Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics
A Collective Introduction to Current Research

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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: December 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521531696

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  • With applications ranging from modelling the environment to automotive design and physiology to astrophysics, conventional textbooks cannot hope to give students much information on what topics in fluid dynamics are currently being researched, or how to choose between them. This book rectifies matters. It consists of eleven chapters that introduce and review different branches of the subject for graduate-level courses, or for specialists seeking introductions to other areas. Hb ISBN (2001): 0-521-78061-6

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    • 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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    "Researchers in all areas of fluid mechanics can be introduced painlessly, gently, and fruitfully to newer areas. The book is a joy to read for those who already know fluid mechanics." Applied Mechanics Reviews

    "This book seeks to go beyond conventional textbooks, in presenting a range of topics currently being researched and how graduate students can make a choice among them." Mechanical Engineering

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    • Date Published: December 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

    Preface
    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
    Index.

  • Editors

    G. K. Batchelor, University of Cambridge

    H. K. Moffatt, University of Cambridge

    M. G. Worster, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    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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