Theoretical Fluid Dynamics / Edition 2

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Overview

Theoretical Fluid Dynamics functions equally well as a graduate-level text and a professional reference. Steering a middle course between the empiricism of engineering and the abstractions of pure mathematics, the author focuses on those ideas and formulations that will be of greatest interest to students and researchers in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Dr. Shivamoggi covers the main branches of fluid dynamics, with particular emphasis on flows of incompressible fluids. Readers well versed in the physical and mathematical prerequisites will find enlightening discussions of many lesser-known areas of study in fluid dynamics.

This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded Second Edition features coverage of recent developments in stability and turbulence, additional chapter-end exercises, relevant experimental information, and an abundance of new material on a wide range of topics, including:
*Hamiltonian formulation
*Nonlinear water waves and sound waves
*Stability of a fluid layer heated from below
*Equilibrium statistical mechanics of turbulence
*Two-dimensional turbulence

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Steering a middle course between the empiricism of engineering and the abstractions of pure mathematics, the author focuses on those ideas and formulations that will be of greatest interest to students and researchers in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. He covers the main branches of fluid dynamics, with particular emphasis on flows of incompressible fluids. Coverage includes recent developments in stability and turbulence, Hamiltonian formulation, nonlinear water waves and sound waves, stability of a fluid layer heated from below, equilibrium statistical mechanics of turbulence, and two-dimensional turbulence. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"I know of no other modern book in theoretical fluid dynamics that covers so much material so well." (Physics Today, November 1998)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471056591
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/29/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 555
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

BHIMSEN K. SHIVAMOGGI, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Review of Basic Concepts and Equations of Fluid Dynamics 1
1.1 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics 1
1.2 Surface Tension 22
1.3 A Program for Analysis of the Governing Equations 25
Ch. 2 Dynamics of Inviscid Incompressible Fluid Flows 27
2.1 Fluid Kinematics and Dynamics 27
2.2 The Complex-Variable Method 42
2.3 Three-Dimensional Irrotational Flows 64
2.4 Vortex Flows 76
2.5 Rotating Flows 97
2.6 Water Waves 114
2.7 Applications to Aerodynamics 168
Ch. 3 Dynamics of Inviscid Compressible Fluid Flows 213
3.1 Review of Thermodynamics 213
3.2 Isentrophic Flows 220
3.3 Shock Waves 224
3.4 Flows with Heat Transfer 239
3.5 Potential Flows 243
3.6 The Hodograph Method 263
3.7 Nonlinear Theory of Plane Sound Waves 273
3.8 Applications to Aerodynamics 292
Ch. 4 Dynamics of Viscous Fluid Flows 315
4.1 Exact Solutions to Equations of Viscous Fluid Flow 315
4.2 Flows at Low Reynolds Numbers 335
4.3 Flows at High Reynolds Numbers 350
4.4 Jeffrey-Hamel Flow 381
Ch. 5 Hydrodynamic Stability 393
5.1 Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability 393
5.2 Thermal Instability of a Layer of Fluid Heated from Below 394
5.3 Stability of Couette Flow 406
5.4 Rayleigh-Taylor Instability of Superposed Fluids 420
5.5 Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability 426
5.6 Capillary Instability of a Liquid Jet 435
5.7 Stability of Parallel Flows 439
Ch. 6 Dynamics of Turbulence 487
6.1 The Origin and Nature of Turbulence 487
6.2 Three-Dimensional Turbulence 489
6.3 Two-Dimensional Turbulence 520
6.4 Turbulent Dispersion: Lin's Theory 531
Bibliography 535
Subject Index 547
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