Essential Fluid Dynamics for Scientists

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Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 09.01.2018 - 157 Seiten
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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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Preface
Some basic concepts
Steady flow of an ideal fluid
Viscosity
Waves and instabilities
Shocks
Vorticity and rotating fluids
equations and basic concepts
astrophysical contexts
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Jonathan Braithwaite obtained his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik in Munich in cooperation with the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The stars are theoretically the same everywhere so he was able to follow this up with a stint at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto before moving back to Germany to work at the university in Bonn, where he taught the course on hydrodynamics that led to this book.

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