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An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics: Principles of Analysis and Design

An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics: Principles of Analysis and Design
Author: Stanley Middleman
ISBN 13: 9780471182092
ISBN 10: 471182095
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1997-10-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
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This comprehensive text links abstract mathematics to engineering applications in order to provide a clear and thorough exploration of fluid dynamics. Focus is on the development of mathematical models of physical phenomena and the wide range of technologies available to students. Filled with examples and problems inspired by real engineering applications, this resource will not only teach, but motivate students to further emerge themselves in the field.


A text which is oriented toward teaching students how to develop mathematical representations (models) of physical phenomena. Intended to expose students to a wide range of technologies, and assumes a prior knowledge in ordinary differential equations. Eleven chapters discuss statics, dynamics, and surface tension; forces on, and within, a flowing medium; conservation of mass and momentum in a continuous fluid; dimensional analysis and dynamic similarity; nearly parallel and unsteady flows; the stream function, turbulent flow and the laminar boundary layer; flow through porous media; and macroscopic balances. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.