Fluid Mechanics / Edition 5

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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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"Fluid mechanics,...is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Revised and updated...this book…is suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level."—Zentralblatt MATH, 1302.76001_15
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123821003
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 920
  • Sales rank: 1,217,152
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (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

1. Introduction
2.Cartesian Tensors
3. Kinematics
4.Conservation Laws
5. Vorticity Dynamics
6. Computational Fluid Dynamics
7. Ideal Flow
8. Gravity Waves
9. Laminar Flow
10. Boundary Layers and Related Topics
11. Instability
12. Turbulence
13. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
14. Aerodynamics
15. Compressible Flow
16. Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics (online only)
A. Conversion Factors, Constants, Fluid Properties
B. Mathematical Tools and Resources
C. Founders of Modern Fluid Dynamics
D. Visual Resources
Index

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