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Overview

Your solution to mastering fluid mechanics

Need to learn about the properties of liquids and gases the pressures and forces they exert? Here's your lifeline! Fluid Mechanics Demystified helps you absorb the essentials of this challenging engineering topic. Written in an easy-to-follow format, this practical guide begins by reviewing basic principles and discussing fluid statics. Next, you'll dive into fluids in motion, integral and differential equations, dimensional analysis, and similitude. Internal, external, and compressible flows are also covered. Hundreds of worked examples and equations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and two final exam, with solutions to all their problems, help reinforce learning.

This hands-on, self-teaching text offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Details on Bernoulli's equation and the Reynolds number
  • Coverage of entrance, laminar, turbulent, open channel, and boundary layer flows
  • SI units throughout
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Fluid Mechanics Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this essential engineering subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071626811
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 687,880
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Merle C. Potter taught fluid mechanics for 42 years at Michigan Tech, The University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. He is the author of several engineering books. Dr. Potter’s research has been in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics and energy analysis of buildings. He has received several teaching awards including the 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s James Harry Potter Gold Medal.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. The Essentials
Chapter 2. Fluid Statics
Chapter 3. Fluids in Motion
Chapter 4. The Integral Equations
Chapter 5. The Differential Equations
Chapter 6. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude
Chapter 7. Internal Flows
Chapter 8. External Flows
Chapter 9. Compressible Flows
Appendix A. Units and Conversions
Appendix B. Vector Relationships
Appendix C. Fluid Properties
Appendix D. Compressible Flow Tables for Air
Final Exams
Solutions to Quizzes and Final Exams
Index

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