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Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics: A Collective Introduction to Current Research

Edited By: GK Batchelor, HK Moffatt and MG Worster

644 pages, 21 col plates, 203 figs, 3 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2002 | #137251 | ISBN: 0521531691
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Includes sections on modelling the environment, physiology and magnetohydrodynamics. Also discusses basic physical phenomena such as turbulence that still present fundamental challenges. Consists of 11 chapters including; thin-film flows, Saffman-Taylor fingering, flows in arteries and veins, convective and absolute instabilities, turbulence, natural convection, magnetohydrodynamics, solidification, geological fluid mechanics, oceanography and atmospheric dynamics.

'! a wide-ranging collection of articles ! I recommend this book without reservation, and it certainly belongs in any technical library.' John Miles, University of California, San Diego 'Each author was charged with being didactic rather than providing a comprehensive survey of the literature surrounding their subject. The eleven distinguished authors, including two of the editors, succeeded marvellously carrying out their charge ! all chapters are exquisitely written and do provide a superb introduction and significant understanding to their respective topics ! The book is a joy to read.' Applied Mechanics Reviews '! a very good contribution indeed ! The authors are to be congratulated ! I very much enjoyed reading this book ! I hope it will find a wide readership among both new and experienced fluid dynamists.' Professor Frank T. Smith, Mathematics Today 'The book belongs on the shelf of any serious student of fluid mechanics and many researchers whose work touches on the subject of fluid mechanics in a substantial way.' H. Aref, Journal of Fluid Mechanics


Preface; 1. Interfacial fluid dynamics Stephen Davis; 2. Viscous fingering as an archetype for growth patterns Yves Couder; 3. Blood flow in arteries and veins Tim Pedley; 4. Open shear flow instabilities Patrick Huerre; 5. Turbulence Javier Jimenez; 6. Convection in the environment Paul Linden; 7. Reflections on magnetohydrodynamics Keith Moffatt; 8. Solidification of fluids Grae Worster; 9. Geological fluid mechanics Herbert Huppert; 10. The dynamic ocean Chris Garrett; 11. On global-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulations Michael McIntyre; Index.

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