9780521274241-0521274249-A First Course in Fluid Dynamics

A First Course in Fluid Dynamics

ISBN-13: 9780521274241
ISBN-10: 0521274249
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Paterson, A. R.
Publication date: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 540 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780521274241
ISBN-10: 0521274249
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Paterson, A. R.
Publication date: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 540 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Paterson, A. R. wrote A First Course in Fluid Dynamics comprising 540 pages back in 1983. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521274249 and 9780521274241. Since then A First Course in Fluid Dynamics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

How can the drag coefficient of a car be reduced? What factors govern the variation in the shape of the Earth's magnetosphere? What is the basis of weather prediction? These are examples of problems that can only be tackled with a sound knowledge of the principles and methods of fluid dynamics. This important discipline has applications which range from the study of the large-scale properties of the galaxies to the design of high precision engineering components. This book introduces the subject of fluid dynamics from the first principles. The first eleven chapters cover all the basic ideas of fluid mechanics, explaining carefully the modelling and mathematics needed. The last six chapters illustrate applications of this material to linearised sound and water waves, to high speed flow of air, to non-linear water waves on channels, and to aerofoil theory. Over 350 diagrams have been used to illustrate key points. Exercises are included to help develop and reinforce the reader's understanding of the material presented. References at the ends of each chapter serve not only to guide readers to more detailed texts, but also list where alternative descriptions of the salient points in the chapter may be found. This book is an undergraduate text for second or third year students of mathematics or mathematical physics, who are taking a first course in fluid dynamics.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book