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The Turbulence Problem

A Persistent Riddle in Historical Perspective

Authors: Eckert, Michael

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  • Provides historical insights into current research topics in turbulence
  • Positions specific issues in turbulence research in a broader context
  • Encourages students from engineering, physics and mathematics to explore this challenging field
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On the road toward a history of turbulence, this book focuses on what the actors in this research field have identified as the “turbulence problem”. Turbulent flow rose to prominence as one of the most persistent challenges in science. At different times and in different social and disciplinary settings, the nature of this problem has changed in response to changing research agendas.

This book does not seek to provide a comprehensive account, but instead an exemplary exposition on the environments in which problems become the subjects of research agendas, with particular emphasis on the first half of the 20th century.

About the authors

Michael Eckert studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bayreuth in 1979. He has dedicated his career to the history of physics. Since 1981, Dr. Eckert has been engaged in several projects on the history of modern physics at the Deutsches Museum, Munich. He has authored and co-authored books and articles on such diverse topics as the history of solid-state physics, plasma physics, and fluid dynamics. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the European Physical Journal H: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics (EPJH).

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“This is a third level on which one can enjoy Eckert’s short monograph and the on which I recommend it to the reader’s attention.” (Scott Guthery, MAA Reviews, January 4, 2020)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Turbulence Problem
Book Subtitle
A Persistent Riddle in Historical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31863-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31863-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-31862-8
Series ISSN
2211-4564
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 107
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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