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Fluid mechanics a short course for physicists

By: Falkovich, GregoryMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge Univ. Press 2011 Description: XII, 167 pages, illustrations, graphic representationISBN: 9781107005754Subject(s): Fluid mechanicsDDC classification: 532 LOC classification: QC145.2Other classification: 50.33 | UF 4000 | mat Online resources: table of contents | cover | content description Summary: "The multidisciplinary field of fluid mechanics is one of the most actively developing fields of physics, mathematics and engineering. In this book, the fundamental ideas of fluid mechanics are presented from a physics perspective. Using examples taken from everyday life, from hydraulic jumps in a kitchen sink to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in clouds, the book provides readers with a better understanding of the world around them. It teaches the art of fluid-mechanical estimates and shows how the ideas and methods developed to study the mechanics of fluids are used to analyze other systems with many degrees of freedom in statistical physics and field theory. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, the book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and only a basic understanding of vector calculus and analysis. It contains 32 exercises of varying difficulties, from simple estimates to elaborate calculations, with detailed solutions to help readers understand fluid mechanics"--
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"The multidisciplinary field of fluid mechanics is one of the most actively developing fields of physics, mathematics and engineering. In this book, the fundamental ideas of fluid mechanics are presented from a physics perspective. Using examples taken from everyday life, from hydraulic jumps in a kitchen sink to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in clouds, the book provides readers with a better understanding of the world around them. It teaches the art of fluid-mechanical estimates and shows how the ideas and methods developed to study the mechanics of fluids are used to analyze other systems with many degrees of freedom in statistical physics and field theory. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, the book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and only a basic understanding of vector calculus and analysis. It contains 32 exercises of varying difficulties, from simple estimates to elaborate calculations, with detailed solutions to help readers understand fluid mechanics"--

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Fluid mechanics : by Falkovich, G. ©2011
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Fluid mechanics : by Falkovich, G. ©2011
Fluid mechanics : by Falkovich, G. ©2011
Fluid mechanics : by Falkovich, G. ©2011
Fluid mechanics : by Falkovich, G. ©2011
Fluid mechanics : by Falkovich, G. ©2011

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