Hydrodynamic Stability / Edition 2

Hydrodynamic Stability / Edition 2

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by P. G. Drazin, W. H. Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521525411

ISBN-13: 9780521525411

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book begins with a basic introduction to three major areas of hydrodynamic stability: thermal convection, rotating and curved flows, and parallel shear flows. There follows a comprehensive account of the mathematical theory for parallel shear flows. A number of applications of the linear theory are discussed, including the effects of stratification and

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This book begins with a basic introduction to three major areas of hydrodynamic stability: thermal convection, rotating and curved flows, and parallel shear flows. There follows a comprehensive account of the mathematical theory for parallel shear flows. A number of applications of the linear theory are discussed, including the effects of stratification and unsteadiness. The emphasis throughout is on the ideas involved, the physical mechanisms, the methods used, and the results obtained. Wherever possible, the theory is related to both experimental and numerical results. A distinctive feature of the book is the large number of problems it contains. These problems (for which hints and references are given) not only provide exercises for students but also provide many additional results in a concise form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525411
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Series:
Cambridge Mathematical Library Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Thermal instability; 3. Centrifugal instability; 4. Parallel shear flows; 5. Uniform asymptotic approximations; 6. Additional topics in linear stability theory; 7. Nonlinear stability; Appendix A. A class of generalized Airy functions; Appendix B. Solutions to the problems; Bibliography; Motion picture index; Subject index.

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Hydrodynamic Stability 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its definitely the best book on the subject. Almost all papers on the subject refer to this book. The linear theory is covered in sufficient detail. The non-linear theory, on the other hand, lacks certain details and one has to refer to other literature for that.