Jean Le Rond D'alembert: A New Theory Of The Resistance Of Fluids

byJulián Sim Calero

Hardcover | January 22, 2018

Jean Le Rond D'alembert: A New Theory Of The Resistance Of Fluids by Julián Sim Calero
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In the commentaries to this book we try to understand d'Alembert thoughts and how he contrives to translate his ideas on mechanics to the fluid realm with a new and radical point of view; how he arrives at the first two fundamental differential equations among the velocity components; and how he tries to reduce the resistance of a moving body, which is a change of its momentum, to the hydrostatical pressure, which is related to the gravity. All this knowing that his mechanics has no forces and no pressures as well, and that the fluids are aggregates of individual particles.

The essayA New Theory of the Resistance of Fluidswas a turning point in Fluid Mechanics because clearly, for the first time, the resistance is shown as the results of a fluid subjected to differential equations in a continuous mode instead of a set of impacts of individual particles. This contribution has been recognized by the scholars. However, only partial attention has been p

aid to this work, which can be justified due to the difficulty in its reading and also because it was eclipsed by the publication, a few years later, of Euler'sthreeMemoirsthat established modern hydrodynamics.

Julián Simón obtained the degree in Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnical University of Madrid in 1966. For more than 40 years, until his retirement in 2007, he worked in the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA). He passed through all the professional positions of the Institute. However, in those 40 years,...
Title:Jean Le Rond D'alembert: A New Theory Of The Resistance Of FluidsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:292 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:292 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:January 22, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319679996

ISBN - 13:9783319679990

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