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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.


Senior undergraduate/graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, chemical and biomedical engineering; Senior undergraduate/graduate students in physics, chemistry, meteorology, geophysics, and applied mathematics

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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