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Fluid Dynamics via Examples and Solutions





ISBN 9781439888827
Published December 1, 2014 by CRC Press
248 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Fluid Dynamics via Examples and Solutions provides a substantial set of example problems and detailed model solutions covering various phenomena and effects in fluids. The book is ideal as a supplement or exam review for undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid dynamics, continuum mechanics, turbulence, ocean and atmospheric sciences, and related areas. It is also suitable as a main text for fluid dynamics courses with an emphasis on learning by example and as a self-study resource for practicing scientists who need to learn the basics of fluid dynamics.

The author covers several sub-areas of fluid dynamics, types of flows, and applications. He also includes supplementary theoretical material when necessary. Each chapter presents the background, an extended list of references for further reading, numerous problems, and a complete set of model solutions.

Table of Contents

Fluid Equations and Different Regimes of Fluid Flows
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Conservation Laws in Incompressible Fluid Flows
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Fluid with Free Surface
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Waves and Instabilities
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Boundary Layers
Background theory
Problems
Solutions

Two-Dimensional Flows
Background theory
Problems
Solutions

Point Vortices and Point Sources
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Turbulence
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Compressible Flow
Background theory
Further reading
Problems
Solutions

Bibliography

Index

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Biography

Sergey Nazarenko is a professor at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on fluid dynamics, turbulence, and waves, including wave turbulence, magneto-hydrodynamic turbulence, superfluid turbulence, water waves, Rossby waves, vortices and jets in geophysical fluids, drift waves and zonal jets in plasmas, optical vortices and turbulence, and turbulence in Bose-Einstein condensates.

Reviews

"There is no better way to fall in love with a particular subject then to learn it through problem solving. Sergey Nazarenko has created an important resource for mathematics and physics students and young researchers by introducing basics and techniques of fluid dynamics. Anyone involved in teaching fluid dynamics will treasure this book because it provides a clear path to help convey the beauty, elegance, and sophistication of this enticing area of science."
—Professor Natalia Berloff, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

"This is an excellent book for fluid dynamics students. It gives a good overview of the theory through a large set of worthy example problems. After many classical textbooks on the subject, there is finally one with solved exercises. I fully appreciate the selection of topics."
—Professor Miguel Onorato, Physics Department, University of Torino

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