Fluid Mechanics

Other | July 18, 2011

byPijush K. Kundu, Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen...

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Fluid mechanics, the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations-whether in the liquid or gaseous state or both-is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling,Fluid Mechanics, 5eis suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level.



  • Along with more than 100 new figures, the text has been reorganized and consolidated to provide a better flow and more cohesion of topics.
  • Changes made to the book's pedagogy in the first several chapters accommodate the needs of students who have completed minimal prior study of fluid mechanics.
  • More than 200 new or revised end-of-chapter problems illustrate fluid mechanical principles and draw on phenomena that can be observed in everyday life

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Fluid mechanics, the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations-whether in the liquid or gaseous state or both-is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling,Fluid Mechanics, 5eis suitable for both a first or second cour...

While in college, David R. Dowling held summer positions at Hughes Aircraft Co. and the Los Angeles Air Force Station. He completed his doctorate in 1988 at Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology and moved north to Seattle to accomodate his wife's career in medicine. While there, he worked for a ye...

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Format:OtherDimensions:920 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 18, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123821010

ISBN - 13:9780123821010

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Cartesian Tensors and Tensor Notation; Kinematics; Conservation Laws; Vorticity Dynamics; Ideal Flow; Gravity Waves; Laminar Flow; Boundary Layers and Related Topics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Instability; Turbulence; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; Aerodynamics; Compressible Flow; Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics; Nomenclature; App. A Conversion Factors, Constants, Fluid Properties; App. B Mathematical Tools and Resources; App. C Founders of Modern Fluid Dynamics; App. D Visual Resources; Index