The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780 by Julián Sim CaleroThe Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780 by Julián Sim Calero

The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780

byJulián Sim CaleroEditorV.H.A. Watson

Paperback | November 11, 2010

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Fluid Mechanics, as a scientific discipline in a modern sense, was established between the last third of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. This book analyses its genesis from two lines: resistance and discharge. This approach highlights the existence of a remarkable experimental aspect in the aforementioned research lines, together with their link with problems of a practical nature, such as ballistics, hydraulics, fluid-using machines or naval theory.
Title:The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780Format:PaperbackDimensions:518 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:November 11, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176328

ISBN - 13:9789048176328

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Prologomenon. The genesis of fluid dynamics - a summary. The Problem of Resistance. 1 The Forerunners of Impact Theory: Huygens and Mariotte. 2 Impact Theory: Formulation and Formalisation. 3 The Evolution of the Problem of Resistance. 4 Experiments on Resistance. 5 Fluid-Driven Machines and Naval Theories the Problem of Discharge. 6 Discharge From Vessels and Tanks. 7 The Hydrodynamica and the Hydraulica. 8 Theoretical Constructions (I): Clairaut and D'Alembert. 9 Theoretical Constructions (II): Euler. 10 Application of Fluid Mechanics to Pumps and Turbines. Appendix. Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book . welcomed as a valuable addition to the critical literature on the history of science in fluid mechanics. ... book in summary presents a valuable study on the early history of fluid mechanics as a scientific discipline. . Thus it is helpful to those with historical interest as well as those who seek a deeper physical understanding of the origins of fluid mechanics. . The style is precise and clear, requiring a basic knowledge in calculus and analysis." (Horst Nowacki, Theoria, Vol. 69, 2010)