Preface; Chronology; 1. An introduction to G. I. Taylor; 2. Taylor's family; 3. Childhood, school and university; 4. First steps in research; 5. The Scotia expedition; 6. Participation in the birth of aeronautics; 7. Return to Cambridge after World War I; 8. Sailing; 9. The golden years as Yarrow Research Prof. between the wars; 10. Tour in the Far East; 11. Plasticity of crystalline materials; 12. Turbulence: a challenge; 13. Taylor's foreign peers in mechanics; 14. The universal defence consultant during World War II; 15. The aftermath of Taylor's war work; 16. The second golden period 1951-72; 17. The closing years; 18. The scientific legacy of G. I. Taylor; Appendix A. An applied mathematician's apology; Appendix B. G. I. Taylor: Honours; Appendix C. Articles about G. I. Taylor; Appendix D. Bibliography of works by G. I. Taylor; Index.
The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylorby G. K. Batchelor
Pub. Date: 07/31/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
G.I. Taylor was one of the most distinguished physical scientists of this century, using his deep insight and great mathematical skill to increase greatly our understanding of the science of solids and liquids. His discoveries and ideas have had application since throughout engineering, meteorology, oceanography and material science. How was Taylor able to be innovative in so many different ways? This interesting and unusual mix of science and biography helps us to answer that question. Professor Batchelor describes Taylor's life, achievements and background. He does so without using mathematics, making this enjoyable reading for a wide range of people, but especially those whose own interests have brought them into contact with the scientific legacy of G.I. Taylor.
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