Essential Fluid Dynamics for Scientists
Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 09.01.2018 - 157 Seiten
The book is an introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, essential for students and researchers in many branches of science. It illustrates its fundamental principles with a variety of examples drawn mainly from astrophysics and geophysics as well as from everyday experience. Prior familiarity with basic thermodynamics and vector calculus is assumed.
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acceleration accretion discs Alfvén Alfvén speed Alfvén wave angular momentum approximation assume astrophysical barotropic Bernoulli's equation body forces boundary condition boundary layer Boussinesq chapter collimation component compression conservation constant convection Coriolis force defined degrees of freedom derivative diffusion direction discontinuity dispersion relation entropy equilibrium field lines Figure fluid element flux force-free function gravity waves heat high Reynolds number horizontal hydrodynamics hydrostatic hydrostatic equilibrium Image credit incompressible instability inviscid irrotational kinetic energy length scale linearise look Lorentz force magnetic energy magnetic field mass momentum equation motion moves Note oscillations parallel particles perpendicular perturbation potential pressure gradient force propagate quantities radius ratio restoring force rotating frame scale height shear shock solution sound speed sound waves star streamlines supersonic surface temperature thermal thermodynamic timescale toroidal turbulence unit vanishes variables vector velocity field viscous volume vortex tubes vorticity wavelength wavenumber wavevector wind zero