Collected Papers of Sir James Lighthill: 4 Volume Set by M. James LighthillCollected Papers of Sir James Lighthill: 4 Volume Set by M. James Lighthill

Collected Papers of Sir James Lighthill: 4 Volume Set

byM. James LighthillEditorM. Yousuff Hussaini

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This four volume set contains almost all of the scientific papers of Sir Michael James Lighthill. One of the most distinguished scientists of the twentieth century and probably the central figure in many aspects of fluid mechanics, Lighthill's contributions to science include the initiationof the science of aerodynamic sound generation as well as historic work on shock waves, transonic aerodynamics, nonlinear physics, fluid dynamics, and the locomotion of fish, dolphins, and birds. Each volume is divided into sections which unify Lighthill's papers in chronological order under individual themes. The research studies included are classic examples of applied mathematical research, each characterized by a process of three equally important steps: problem formulation based onempiricism or observation, problem solution, and empirical verification, or solution interpretation in relation to the physical phenomena under consideration. Applied mathematics is a two-way bridge between mathematics and science and technology and is inherently interdisciplinary. These volumesbear out this thesis.
M. James Lighthill is at University College, London. M. Yousuff Hussaini is at Florida State University.
Title:Collected Papers of Sir James Lighthill: 4 Volume SetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2688 pagesPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195092228

ISBN - 13:9780195092226


Table of Contents

General IntroductionCurriculum VitaeScientific Papers of Sir James LighthillVOLUME ISection A: Early Development of Supersonic HydrodynamicsIntroduction1. Two-Dimensional Supersonic Aerofoil Theory (ARC)2. The Conditions Behind the Trailing Edge of the Supersonic Aerofoil3. The Supersonic Theory of Wings Finite Span4. A Note on Supersonic Biplanes5. Supersonic Flow Past Bodies of Revolution6. Supersonic Flow Past Slender Pointed Bodies of Revolution and Yaw7. Supersonic Flow Past Slender Bodies of Revolution the Slope of Whose Meridain Section is Discontinous8. The Flow Behind a Stationary Shock9. The Wave Drag at Zero Lift of Slender Delta Wings and Similar ConfigurationsSection B: More General High-Speed AerodynamicsIntroduction10. The Hodograph Transformation in Trans-Sonic Flow, parts I-IV11. The Position of the Shock Wave in Certain Aerodynmaic Problems12. Methods for Predicting Phenomena in the High-Speed Flow of Gases13. A Technique for Rendering Approximate Solutions to Physical Problems Uniformly Valid14. The Shock Strength in Supersonic "Conical Fields"15. The Diffraction of Blast, I and II16. The Energy Distribution Behind Decaying Shocks I. Plane Waves17. Higher Approximations18. Oscillating Airfoils at High Mach Numbers19. Mathematical Methods in Compressible Flow TheorySection C: Gas Dynamics Interacting with Gas PhysicsIntroduction20. Viscosity Effects in Sound Waves of Finite Amplitude21. Dynamics of a Dissociating Gas, parts I, II22. Studies on Magnetohydrodynamic Waves and Other Anisotropic Wave Motions23. Note on Waves Through Gases at Pressures Small Compared with the Magnetic Pressure, with Application to Upper Atmosphere Aerodynamics24. Fluid Dynamics as a Branch of Physics25. Predictions on the Velocity Field Coming from Acoustic Noise and Generalized Turbulence in a Layer Overlaying a Convectively Unstable Atmospheric RegionVOLUME IISection D: Two-Dimensional Potential TheoryIntroduction26. A New Method of Two-Dimensional Aerodynamic Design27. A Theoretical Discussion of WIngs with leading-Edge Suction28. A Mathematical Method of Cascade Design29. Notes on the Deflection of Jets by Insertion of Curved Surfaces, and on the Design of Bends in Wind Tunnels30. A Note on Cusped Cavities31. A New Approach to Thin Aerofoil TheorySection E: Aerodynamics with Vorticity in the Undisturbed FlowIntroduction32. The Image System of a Vortex Elements in a Rigid Sphere33. Drift34. Contributions to the Theory of Pilto-tube Displacement Effect35. The Fundamental Solution for Small Steady Three-Dimensional Disturbances to a Two-Dimensional Parallel Shear FlowSection F: Contributions to Boundary-Layer Theory36. Contributions to the Theory of Heat Transfer Through a Laminar Boundary Layer37. Reflection at a Laminar Boundary of a Weak Steady Disturbance to Supersonic Stream, Neglecting Viscosity and Heat Conduction38. On Boundary Layers and Upstream Influence, I and II39. Theoretical Considerations on Free Convection in Tubes40. The Responses of Laminar Skin Friction and Heat Transfer to Fluctuations in the Stream Velocity41. The Axisymmetric Boundary Layer on a Long Thin Cylinder42. On Displacement Thickness43. Introduction: Real and Ideal Fluids; and Introduction; Boundary Layer Theory44. Initial Development of Diffusion in Poiseuille FlowSection G: Chaotic MotionsIntroduction45. Turbulence46. The Recently Recognized Failure of Predictability in Newtonian DynamicsVOLUME IIIIntroduction47. On Sound Generated Aerodynamically, I and II48. On the Energy Scattered from the Interaction of Turbulence with Sound or Shock Waves49. The Effect on Compressibility on Turbulence50. Sound Generated Aerodynamically51. Jet Noise52. The Fourth Annual Fairey Lecture: The Propagation of Sound53. Acoustic Streaming54. A General Introduction to Aeroacoustics and Atmospheric Sound55. Some Aspects of the Aeroacoustics of High-Speed JetsSection J: Water Waves and Wavelike Current PatternsIntroduction56. on Cnoidal Waves and Bores57. On Kinematic Waves, I and II58. River Waves59. Physical Interpretation of the Mathematical Theory of Wave Generation by Wind60. Dynamics of Ratating Fluids: A Survey61. Dynamic Response of the Indian Ocean to Onset of the Southwest Monsoon62. Two-Dimensional Analyses Related to Wave-Enery Extraction by Submerged Resonant Ducts63. Fundamentals Concerning Wave Loading on Offshore StructuresSection K: Wave Theories of Wide ApplicabilityIntroduction64. Group Velocity65. Contributions to the Theory of Waves in Non-linear Dispersive Systems66. On Waves Generated in Dispersive Systems by Travelling Forcing Effects, with Applications to the Dynamics of Rotating FLuids67. Some Special Cases Treated by the Whitham Theory68. The Theory of Trailing Taylor Columns69. Emendations to a Proof in the General Three-Dimensional Theory of Oscillating Sources of WavesVOLUME IVSection L: External BiofluddynamicsIntroduction70. On the Squirming Motion of Nearly Spherical Deformable Bodies Through Liquids at Very Small Reynolds Numbers71. Note on the Swimming of Slender Fish72. Hydromechanics of Aquatic Animal Propulsion73. Aquatic Animal Propulsion of High Hydromechanical Efficiency74. Large-Amplitude Elongated-Body Theory of Fish Locomotion75. Aquatic Animal Locomotion76. On the Weis-Fogh Mechanism of Lift Generation77. Aerodynamic Aspects of Animal Flight78. Flagellar Hydrodynamics79. Introduction to the Scaling of Aerial Locomotion80. Mathematical Theories of Fish Swimming81. A Simple Fluid-Flow Model of Ground Effect on Hovering82. Biofluiddynamics of Balistiform and Gymnotiform Locomotion, Parts 1-483. Hydrodynamic Far Fields84. Biofluiddynamics: A Survey85. Estimate of Pressure Differences Across the Head of a Swimming Clupied FishSection M: Internal BiofluiddynamicsIntroduction86. Physiologal Fluid Dynamics: A Survey87. Energy Flow in the Cochlea88. Advantages from Describing Cochlea Mechanics in Terms of Energy Flow89. Biomechanics of Hearing Sensitivity90. Acoustic Streaming in the Ear Itself

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"A collection of journal papers, keynote addresses, review articles, book chapters and internal reports. . .by the mathematician/physicist responsible for a new era of fluid mechanics research."--SciTech Book News