Physical Hydrodynamics

Paperback | February 11, 2015

byEtienne Guyon, Jean-Pierre Hulin, Luc Petit

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This second edition of Physical Hydrodynamics is a deeply enriched version of a classical textbook on fluid dynamics. It retains the same pedagogical spirit, based on the authors' experience of teaching university students in the physical sciences, and emphasizes an experimental (inductive)approach rather than the more formal approach found in many textbooks in the field.A new edition was necessary as contact between the mechanics and physics approaches and their communities has increased continuously over the last few decades. Today the field is more widely open to other experimental sciences: materials, environmental, life, and earth sciences, as well as theengineering sciences. Representative examples from these fields have been included where possible, while retaining a general presentation in each case. This book should be useful for researchers and engineers in these various fields.Images have an essential place in fluid mechanics, and the illustrations in this edition have been completely revisited and widely improved. An inset of colour photographs is provided to stimulate the interest of readers. Exercises have also been added at the end of a number of chapters.

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This second edition of Physical Hydrodynamics is a deeply enriched version of a classical textbook on fluid dynamics. It retains the same pedagogical spirit, based on the authors' experience of teaching university students in the physical sciences, and emphasizes an experimental (inductive)approach rather than the more formal approach ...

Etienne Guyon is affiliated with ESPCI, France. Jean-Pierre Hulin is affiliated with Laboratoire FAST, France. Luc Petit is affiliated with Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, France. Catalin D. Mietescu is affiliated with Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702450

ISBN - 13:9780198702450

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Table of Contents

1. The physics of fluids2. Momentum transport under various flow conditions3. Kinematics of fluids4. Dynamics of viscous fluids, rheology, and parallel flows5. Conservation laws6. Potential flow7. Vorticity, vortex dynamics, and rotating flows8. Quasi-parallel flows - lubrication approximation9. Flows at low Reynolds number10. Coupled transport; Laminar boundary layers11. Hydrodynamic instabilities12. Turbulence