Written in a clear and simple style, this textbook on fluid mechanics gives equal emphasis to both geophysical and engineering fluid mechanics. For physicists, it contains chapters on geophysical fluid mechanics and gravity waves; for engineers, it has chapters on aerodynamics and compressible flow. Of common interest are chapters on governing equations, laminar flows, boundary layers, instability, and turbulence. This book also presents topics of recent interest, such as deterministic chaos, and double-diffusive instability.
- Hardback | 628 pages
- 177.8 x 261.62 x 35.56mm | 1,315.41g
- 10 Oct 1990
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Introduction. Cartesian Tensors. Kinematics. Conservation Laws. Vorticity Dynamics. Irrotational Flow. Gravity Waves. Dynamic Similarity. Laminar Flow. Boundary Layers and Related Topics. Instability. Turbulence. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Aerodynamics. Compressible Flow. Appendixes: Each chapter includes problem sets and references. Index.
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By Pijush K. Kundu