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Fluid Mechanics

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, 5e is suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. The leading advanced general text on fluid mechanics, it includes a free copy of the DVD "Multimedia Fluid Mechanics," 2e. With the inclusion of the DVD, students can gain additional insight about fluid flows through nearly 1,000 fluids video clips, can conduct flow simulations in any of more than 20 virtual labs and simulations, and can view dozens of other new interactive demonstrations and animations, thereby enhancing their fluid mechanics learning experience.

Hardbound, 920 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-382100-3


  • 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


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