Synopses & Reviews
Inspired by the reception of the first edition, the objectives in Multimedia Fluid Mechanics 2/e
remain to exploit the moving image and interactivity of multimedia to improve the teaching and learning of fluid mechanics in all disciplines by illustrating fundamental phenomena and conveying fascinating fluid flows for generations to come.
This completely new edition on DVD includes:
*Twice the coverage with new modules on Turbulence, Control Volumes, Interfacial Phenomena, and Similarity and Scaling
*Four times the number of fluids videos, now nearly 1000
*Now over 20 Virtual labs and simulations
*Dozens of new interactive demonstrations and animations
*Improved navigation via side bars that provide rapid overview of modules and guided browsing
*Media libraries of each chapter giving a snapshot of videos, each with descriptive labels
*Facility to create movie playlists, invaluable in teaching
*Higher resolution graphics, with full or part screen viewing options
*Operates on PC and Mac OSX.
Praise for the First edition: "Homsy and his colleagues have now provided us with a new and powerful teaching aid...This CD is an ambitious project, and, in my view, it has been accomplished with remarkable success...I have no doubt that this CD-ROM should be regarded as a 'set text' for viscous fluid mechanics courses at the undergraduate or starting graduate levels."
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Praise for the First edition: "It is impossible to do justice in a short review to the range of video clips available...A student could learn a lot from browsing through the material on his or her own PC... Overall I liked the CD very much indeed, and at the price it represents excellent value. It should be snapped up immediately by university lecturers, students and school Physics departments."
Praise for the First edition: "...a very useful addition to standard fluid mechanics courses for undergraduate students."
Zentralblatt fur Mathematik
"Homsy (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) and collaborators are to be lauded for producing this remarkable source, which brings a whole world of fluid mechanics to one's fingertips. With the DVD, teaching fluid mechanics is no longer the same."
R.N Laoulache, Choice
"... A significant upgrade from the earlier versions."
The second edition of Multimedia Fluid Mechanics improves the learning of fluid mechanics by illustrating fundamental phenomena.
Inspired in large part by the very favorable reception of the first edition,Multimedia Fluid Mechanics 2/e continues to exploit the moving image and interactivity of multimedia to improve the teaching and learning of fluid mechanics by illustrating fundamental phenomena and conveying fascinating fluid flows.
About the Author
Merle C. Potter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Potter taught for 40 years, 33 of those years spent at Michigan State University, which he joined in 1965. He teaches thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and numerous other courses. He has authored and co-authored 35 textbooks, help books, and engineering exam review books. He has performed research in fluid flow stability and energy. Dr. Potter has received numerous awards, including the Ford Faculty Scholarship, Teacher-Scholar Award, ASME Centennial Award . and the MSU Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, the ASEE, ASME, and American Academy of Mechanics. David C. Wiggert earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. He was the recipient of the J.C. Stevens Award, ASCE, (1977), the L.F. Moody Award, ASME, (1983) and is a Fellow of ASME (1996). His research experience is in fluid transients and groundwater flows. Dr. Bassem Ramadan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University. Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis. He was the recipient of an "Outstanding Teacher Award", an "Outstanding Applied Researcher Award", and an "Outstanding New Researcher Award" from Kettering University.
Table of Contents
1. Kinematics; 2. Dynamics; 3. Interfacial phenomena; 4. Similarity and Scaling; 5. Boundary layers; 6. Turbulence; 7. Control Volumes; 8. History.