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Physical Fluid Dynamics

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Introduction; Pipe and channel flow; Flow past a circular cylinder; Free convection between parallel walls; Equations of motion; Further basic ideas; Dynamical similarity; Low and high Reynolds numbers; Some solutions of the viscous flow equations; Inviscid flow; Boundary layers, wakes, and jets; Separation and attachment; Lift; Convection; Stratified flow; Flow in rotating fluids; Instabilities; Transition to turbulence in shear flows; Turbulence; Homogeneous isotropic turbulence; Turbulent shear flows; Convection in horizontal layers; Double diffusive free convection; Dynamical chaos; Experimental methods; Applications of fluid dynamics; Notation; Problems; Hints and answers to problems; Bibliography and references; Index.


'It should be quite straightforward to use Physical Fluid Dynamics as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses...[It] is one of those rare books that offers a qualitative advance over what was available previously.' American Journal of Physics on the first edition. From reviews of the first edition: 'reminds one of Prandtl's classic, 'Fuhrer durch die Stroemungslehre'... well suited as a text for introductory courses addressed to engineering students.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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