Collected Papers of Sir James Lighthill

Collected Papers of Sir James Lighthill

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One of the most distinguished scientists of the 20th century, probably the central figure in many aspects of fluid mechanics, this four volume set contains almost all of the scientific papers of Michael James Lighthill. Each volume is divided into sections which unify his papers in a chronological order under individual themes. The research studies included are classic examples of applied mathematics research. Each study is characterized by a process of three equally important steps - problem formulation based on empiricism or observation, problem solution, and solution interpretation in relation to the physical phenomena under consideration or, in other words, empirical verification. Applied mathematics is a two-way bridge between mathematics and science and technology and is inherently interdisciplinary. These volumes bear out this thesis. This should be of benefit not only to professionals but also to graduate students in physics and applied mathematics.show more

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  • Hardback | 2688 pages
  • 309.88 x 408.94 x 137.16mm | 5,601.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, bibliography
  • 0195092228
  • 9780195092226

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Volume 1. Section A: Early Development of Supersonic Hydrodynamics. Section B: More General High-Speed Aerodynamics. Volume 2. Volume 3. Section H: Aeroacoustics. Section J: Water Waves, and Wavelike Current Patterns. Section K: Wave Theories of Wide Applicability. Volume 4. Section L: External Biofluiddynamics. Section M: Internal Biofluiddynamicsshow more

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