This book presents an authoritative, mainstreamintroduction to the physical concepts and mathematics of fluid mechanics.The book reinforces concepts with equations and solutionsfor relatively simple geometrics through an abundance of examples, workedproblems, and derivations with easy-to-follow steps. Although the bookemphasizes SI units, approximately one-quarter of the worked examples andproblems are duplicated with English units, and all properties and dimensionalconstants are provided in both SI and English units. It also includescomputer-based Basic and spread sheet solutions in the chapters relating toopen channel and pipe network flows. Includes a thorough introduction toenvironmental fluid mechanics in Chapter 14, where the emphasis is on masstransport in surface water systems that contain turbulent flows. In addition,a section on fluid transients has been added to Chapter 11. Avaluable resource book for any practicing engineer seeking furtherunderstanding of fluid mechanics as it relates to civil, environmental,mechanical, or general engineering.
Text presents fluid mechanics so that the undergraduate engineering student can understand the physical concepts, follow the mathematics, and analyze the important phenomena encountered by the engineer. Includes example problems worked out in detail, as well as home problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)