Synopses & Reviews
The book offers a novel but unified treatment of an established subject. It presents each topic as part of a wider class of problems so that a unity of concepts is emphasized over a unity of material. The authors aim for simplicity in presentation, stressing physical understanding over mathematical development. Specialized subjects such as chaotic advection, chaos and the onset of turbulence--problems that are being tackled in research and industry now--are given particular attention.
Synopsis
This book offers a novel but unified treatment of an established subject. Rather than describe the standard topics in fluid mechanics in traditional form, the book presents each topic as part of a wider class of problems so that a unity of concepts is emphasized over a unity of material.
Synopsis
This book offers a novel but unified treatment of an established subject. Rather than describe the standard topics in fluid mechanics in traditional form, the book presents each topic as part of a wider class of problems so that a unity of concepts is emphasized over a unity of material.
Synopsis
The authors have aimed for simplicity in presentation, stressing physical understanding over mathematical development. Specialized subjects such as chaotic advection, chaos and the onset of turbulence - problems that are being tackled in research and industry now - are given particular attention.
Synopsis
A novel but unified treatment of fluid mechanics presents each topic as part of a wider class of problems so that a unity of concepts is emphasized over a unity of material. Specialized subjects of interest such as chaotic advection, chaos and the onset of turbulence are given particular attention.
Table of Contents
Preface; Notation; 1. Basic concepts; 2. Towards a constitutive law for fluid materials; 3. Vorticity laws; 4. Fundamental concepts of turbulence; 5. Dynamical systems and chaotic advection; 6. Chaos and the onset of turbulence; 7. Boundary layer theory; 8. Wave propagation; 9. Fundamentals of classical thermodynamics; Appendices; Index.