Turbulence: The Legacy of A. N. Kolmogorov [NOOK Book]

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This textbook presents a modern account of turbulence, one of the greatest challenges in physics. The state-of-the-art is put into historical perspective five centuries after the first studies of Leonardo and half a century after the first attempt by A. N. Kolmogorov to predict the properties of flow at very high Reynolds numbers. Such 'fully developed turbulence' is ubiquitous in both cosmical and natural environments, in engineering applications and in everyday life. The intended readership for the book ranges ...
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Turbulence: The Legacy of A. N. Kolmogorov

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Overview

This textbook presents a modern account of turbulence, one of the greatest challenges in physics. The state-of-the-art is put into historical perspective five centuries after the first studies of Leonardo and half a century after the first attempt by A. N. Kolmogorov to predict the properties of flow at very high Reynolds numbers. Such 'fully developed turbulence' is ubiquitous in both cosmical and natural environments, in engineering applications and in everyday life. The intended readership for the book ranges from first-year graduate students in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, geosciences and engineering, to professional scientists and engineers. Elementary presentations of dynamical systems ideas, of probabilistic methods (including the theory of large deviations) and of fractal geometry make this a self-contained textbook.
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"This is a work of great scholarship....This book belongs in the library of any college or university where physics is taught. It can productively be used as a reference in advanced undergraduate courses or as a text for a one-semester course on turbulence itself." Russell J. Donnelly, Physics Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139930246
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 29 MB
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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Symmetries and conservation laws; 3. Why a probabilistic description of turbulence?; 4. Probabilistic tools: a survey; 5. Two experimental laws of fully developed turbulence; 6. The Kolmogorov 1941 theory; 7. Kolmogorov and Landau: the lack of universality; 8. Phenomenology of turbulence in the sense of Kolmogorov 1941; 9. Intermittency; 10. Further reading: a guided tour; References; Author index; Subject index.
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