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Overview

Written in a clear and simple style, this textbook for a first course on fluid mechanics gives equal emphasis to both geophysical and engineering fluid mechanics. For physicists, it contains chapters on geophysical fluid mechanics and gravity waves, fo rengineers, it has chapters on aerodynamics and compressible flow. Of common interest are chapters on governing equations, boundary layers, instability, and turbulence. This book also presents topics of recent interest, such as deterministic chaos and double-diffusive instability.

"...emphasizes equally both geophysical & engineering fluid mechanics...includes chapters on gravity waves, compressible flow, boundary layers, instability & turbulence...also covers deterministic chaos & double-diffusive instability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124287709
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 638
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

While in college, David R. Dowling held summer positions at Hughes Aircraft Co. and the Los Angeles Air Force Station. He completed his doctorate in 1988 at Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology and moved north to Seattle to accomodate his wife's career in medicine. While there, he worked for a year in the laser technology group at Boeing Aerospace, and then for almost three years as a post-doc at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington. In 1992, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Michigan. Prof. Dowling is currently conducting research in acoustics and fluid mechanics. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the American Physical Society. He is a US citizen.

Positions at the University of Michigan :
Professor, Sept 2005 to Present
Associate Professor, Sept 1999 thru August 2005
Assistant Professor, Sept 1992 thru August 1999
Visiting Assistant Professor, July 1992 thru August 1992

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Table of Contents

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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