Dimensionless Physical Quantities in Science and Engineering book cover

Dimensionless Physical Quantities in Science and Engineering

Dimensionless quantities, such as π, e, and φ are used in mathematics, engineering, physics, and chemistry. In recent years the dimensionless groups, as demonstrated in detail here, have grown in significance and importance in contemporary mathematical and computer modeling as well as the traditional fields of physical modeling. This book offers the most comprehensive and up to date resource for dimensionless quantities, providing not only a summary of the quantities, but also a clarification of their physical principles, areas of use, and other specific properties across multiple relevant fields. Presenting the most complete and clearly explained single resource for dimensionless groups, this book will be essential for students and researchers working across the sciences.


Physicists, Chemists, Engineers, Biologists

Hardbound, 454 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-416013-2


  • 1: Introduction

    2: Physics and Physical Chemistry

    2.1: Physics, Mathematics and Geometry

    2.2: Physical Chemistry

    3: Fluid Mechanics

    3.1: One-phase Fluid Mechanic

    3.2: Multi-phase Fluid Mechanics

    3.3: Rheology

    4: Solid Mechanics

    4.1: Linear and Non-linear Solid Mechanics

    4.2: Fracture Mechanics and Micromechanics

    4.3: Aeroelasticity

    4.4: Tribology

    5: Thermomechanics

    5.1: Heat Conduction

    5.2: Free Convection

    5.3: Forced Convection

    5.4: Radiation

    5.5: Boiling

    5.6: Evaporation

    5.7: Condensation

    5.8: Heat and Mass Transfer

    5.9: Non-equilibrium Thermomechanics

    6: Electromagnetism

    6.1: Electricity

    6.2: Magnetism

    6.3: Magneto-hydrodynamics

    7: Physical Technology

    7.1: Micro- and Nanotechnology

    7.2: Plasma Physics and Technology

    8: Technology and Mechanical Engineering

    8.1: Technology and Material

    8.2: Mechanical Engineering

    9: Geophysics and Ecology

    9.1: Geophysics, Meteorology and Astrophysics

    9.2: Ecology and Biology


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