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Does not assume any previous knowledge in fluid mechanics
Provides a step-by-step progression into the subject
Offers basic mathematics which is often required for beginners
Numerous step-by-step tutorials help the reader to learn quickly
Offers problems and solutions
Illustrates the text with many examples from astrophysics
With an introduction to magnetohydrodynamics and to kinetic gas theory
This book is dedicated to readers who want to learn fluid dynamics from the beginning. It assumes a basic level of mathematics knowledge that would correspond to that of most second-year undergraduate physics students and examines fluid dynamics from a physicist’s perspective. As such, the examples used primarily come from our environment on Earth and, where possible, from astrophysics. The text is arranged in a progressive and educational format, aimed at leading readers from the simplest basics to more complex matters like turbulence and magnetohydrodynamics. Exercises at the end of each chapter help readers to test their understanding of the subject (solutions are provided at the end of the book), and a special chapter is devoted to introducing selected aspects of mathematics that beginners may not be familiar with, so as to make the book self-contained.
Content Level »Graduate
Keywords »Astrophysical Fluid Flows - Convection in Fluids - Fluid Dynamics Textbook - Incompressible Viscous Fluids - Instabilities in Fluid Flows - Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics - Turbulence Theory - Waves in Fluids
The foundations of fluid mechanics.- The static of fluids.- Flow of Perfect Fluids.- Flows of incompressible viscous fluids.- Waves in Fluids.- Flows Instabilities.- Thermal Convection.- Rotating Fluids.- Turbulence.- Magnetohydrodynamics.- Beyond Fluid Mechanics.- Complements of mathematics.- The solutions of exercises.
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