Worlds of Flow: A History of Hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl

Worlds of Flow: A History of Hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl

by Olivier Darrigol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198568436

ISBN-13: 9780198568438

Pub. Date: 10/27/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The first of its kind, this book is an in-depth history of hydrodynamics from its eighteenth-century foundation to its first major successes in twentieth-century hydraulics and aeronautics. It documents the foundational role of fluid mechanics in developing a new mathematical physics. It gives full and clear accounts of the conceptual breakthroughs of physicists

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The first of its kind, this book is an in-depth history of hydrodynamics from its eighteenth-century foundation to its first major successes in twentieth-century hydraulics and aeronautics. It documents the foundational role of fluid mechanics in developing a new mathematical physics. It gives full and clear accounts of the conceptual breakthroughs of physicists and engineers who tried to meet challenges in the practical worlds of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics. And it shows how hydrodynamics at last began to fulfill its early promise to unify the different worlds of flow. Richly illustrated, technically competent, and philosophically sensitive, it should attract a broad audience and become a standard reference for any one interested in fluid mechanics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198568438
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/27/2005
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The dynamical equations
2. Water waves
3. Viscosity
4. Vortices
5. Instability
6. Turbulence
7. Drag and lift

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