Hydrodynamics and Sound / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $27.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 80%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $27.98   
  • New (6) from $83.64   
  • Used (4) from $27.98   


This book is designed for a first graduate course in fluid dynamics. It focuses on knowledge and methods that find applications in most branches of fluid mechanics, and aims to supply a theoretical understanding that will permit sensible simplifications to be made in the formulation of problems and enable the reader to develop analytical models of practical significance. The study of simplified model problems can be used to guide experimental and numerical investigations. The first part (Chapter 1-4) is concerned entirely with the incompressible flow of homogeneous fluid. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with dispersive waves and acoustics.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It would make an excellent graduate level text...I found it to be clearly written...remarkably free of errors and contains many well thought out problems and interesting examples...I was impressed by the large number of practical results that could be obtained by using only very simple mathematics."
Marvin Goldstein, Chief Scientist
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135-3191, USA
Journal of Sound and Vibration
Volume 309, Issues 1-2, 8 January 2008, Pages 347-348

"Professor Howe is not only a well-established researcher but also an excellent pedagogue. He succeeded in explaining in a comprehensive manner complex topics of hydrodynamics...This book has all the chances to become a classical textbook on this subject...recommended to all students willing to discover the wonderful world of hydrodynamics."
Denys Dutykh, ENS Cachan, CMLA, France
European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 27 (2008) 218

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521868624
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 463
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

M. S. Howe has been Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Boston University since 1992. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (UK) and of the Acoustical Society of America. He was appointed American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Rayleigh Lecturer for 1997 for his 'pioneering contributions to the science and applications of acoustics'. He received the ASME 2000 Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics 'for important work on the interactions of fluid flow and structures, leading to an increased understanding of acoustic radiation generated from such interactions'. In 2001 he received the Aeroacoustics Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for 'outstanding theoretical contributions to the understanding of the fundamental physical processes of noise generation in aeroacoustics'. Dr Howe is the author of Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions (CUP 1998), Theory of Vortex Sound (in press, 2001), and has publishedmore than 180 papers in refereed Mathematics and Engineering journals.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Equations of motion; 2. Potential flow of an incompressible fluid; 3. Ideal flow in two dimensions; 4. Rotational incompressible flow; 5. Surface gravity waves; 6. Introduction to acoustics; Bibliography.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)