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An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

Series: Cambridge Mathematical Library Series

By: G K Batchelor

615 pages, Bw plates, figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2000 | #108588 | ISBN: 0521663962
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About this book

First published in 1967, Professor Batchelor's classic text on fluid dynamics is still one of the foremost texts in the subject. The careful presentation of the underlying theories of fluids is still timely and applicable, even in these days of almost limitless computer power. This re-issue should ensure that a new generation of graduate students see the elegance of Professor Batchelor's presentation.

'This book gives an excellent introduction to fluid dynamics ... many interesting and important photographs of fluid flows are included in order to help the students who do not have an opportunity of observing flow phenomena in a laboratory. The book also contains exercises at the end of each chapter. In comparison with many currently available books, I find this book by Batchelor especially stimulating and useful for students of applied mathematics and engineering.' L. Debnath, Zentralblatt MATH


Preface; Conventions and notation; 1. The physical properties of fluids; 2. Kinematics of the flow field; 3. Equations governing the motion of a fluid; 4. Flow of a uniform incompressible viscous fluid; 5. Flow at large Reynolds number: effects of viscosity; 6. Irrotational flow theory and its applications; 7. Flow of effectively inviscid liquid with vorticity; Appendices.

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