Elementary Fluid Dynamics

Paperback | March 1, 1990

byD. J. Acheson

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The study of the dynamics of fluids is a central theme of modern applied mathematics. It is used to model a vast range of physical phenomena and plays a vital role in science and engineering. This textbook provides a clear introduction to both the theory and application of fluid dynamics, andwill be suitable for all undergraduates coming to the subject for the first time. Prerequisites are few: a basic knowledge of vector calculus, complex analysis, and simple methods for solving differential equations are all that is needed. Throughout, numerous exercises (with hints and answers) illustrate the main ideas and serve to consolidate the reader's understanding of thesubject. The book's wide scope (including inviscid and viscous flows, waves in fluids, boundary layer flow, and instability in flow) and frequent references to experiments and the history of the subject, ensures that this book provides a comprehensive and absorbing introduction to the mathematicalstudy of fluid behaviour.

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The study of the dynamics of fluids is a central theme of modern applied mathematics. It is used to model a vast range of physical phenomena and plays a vital role in science and engineering. This textbook provides a clear introduction to both the theory and application of fluid dynamics, andwill be suitable for all undergraduates comi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:406 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:March 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`Throughout he lovingly describes experiments and presents drawings of the results.' `Acheson's voice is almost conversational. He includes many good exercises (with hints and answers in the back).' `I really find this a very attractive book and am happy to recommend it for a first graduate course in fluid mechanics.' Physics Today