Written in a clear and simple style, this textbook on fluid mechanics gives equal emphasis to both geophysical and engineering fluid mechanics. For physicists, it contains chapters on geophysical fluid mechanics and gravity waves; for engineers, it has chapters on aerodynamics and compressible flow. Of common interest are chapters on governing equations, laminar flows, boundary layers, instability, and turbulence. This book also presents topics of recent interest, such as deterministic chaos, and double-diffusive instability.
n Gives equal treatment to topics in both engineering and geophysical fluid dynamics
n Suitable as an intermediate or graduate course textbook for students in their senior year or above
n Treats topics of recent interest such as deterministic chaos, double diffusive instability and soliton
n Extensively illustrated
n Contains fully worked examples in each chapter as well as end-of-chapter problems
n An instructor's manual is available
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A basic but comprehensive introductory text on the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and applications in engineering and science.From the Back Cover:
Fluid mechanics is the science that studies the motions and forces acting on fluids such as gases and liquids.These motions are ubiquitous in the world around us,ranging in scale from the movements of single-celled micro-organisms such as paramecia to large-scale motions of the oceans or
atmosphere. Of particular interest is the calculation of the forces on the boundaries adjoining the fluid. This is the most comprehensive introductory graduate or advanced undergraduate text in fluid mechanics available. It builds up from the fundamentals, often in a very general way, to
widespread applications to technology and geophysics.
New to this second edition are discussions on the universal dimensionless similarity scaling for the laminar boundary layer equations and on the generalized vector field derivatives. In addition, new material on the generalized streamfunction treatment show how streamfunctions may be
used in three-dimensional flow. Finally, a new Computational Fluid Dynamics chapter enables computations of some simple flow and provides entrÃ©e to more advanced literature.
*New and generalized treatment of similar laminar boundary layers.
*Generalized treatment of streamfunctions for three-dimensional flow .
*Generalized treatment of vector field derivatives.
*Expanded coverage of gas dynamics.
*New introduction to computational fluid dynamics.
*New generalized treatment of boundary conditions in fluid mechanics.
*Expanded treatment of viscous flow with more examples.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 124287700
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