Lighthill, M. J. Sir
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Works:  121 works in 558 publications in 6 languages and 6,842 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QA404, 517.35 
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Most widely held works about
M. J Lighthill
 Sir James Lighthill and modern fluid mechanics by Lokenath Debnath( Book )
 Sir James Lighthill and modern fluid mechanics by Lokenath Debnath( Book )
 Lord Rayleigh, Sir Horace Lamb, Sir James Lighthill  die Akustik wird "geadelt" Schriftenreihe zur Geschichte der Akustik  Heft 7 by Peter Költzsch( Book )
 Lighthill anniversary volume( Book )
 Nouvelles applications de la méthode de Lighthill à l'étude des ondes de choc by Jean Legras( Book )
 Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Sir (Michael) James Lighthill Kt FRS : (19241998)( Book )
 Sir James Lighthill, 23 January 192417 July 1998 by D. G Crighton( Book )
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Most widely held works by
M. J Lighthill
Introduction to Fourier analysis and generalised functions by
M. J Lighthill(
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104 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph on generalised functions, Fourier integrals and Fourier series is intended for readers who, while accepting that a theory where each point is proved is better than one based on conjecture, nevertheless seek a treatment as elementary and free from complications as possible. Little detailed knowledge of particular mathematical techniques is required; the book is suitable for advanced university students, and can be used as the basis of a short undergraduate lecture course. A valuable and original feature of the book is the use of generalisedfunction theory to derive a simple, widely applicable method of obtaining asymptotic expressions for Fourier transforms and Fourier coefficients
104 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph on generalised functions, Fourier integrals and Fourier series is intended for readers who, while accepting that a theory where each point is proved is better than one based on conjecture, nevertheless seek a treatment as elementary and free from complications as possible. Little detailed knowledge of particular mathematical techniques is required; the book is suitable for advanced university students, and can be used as the basis of a short undergraduate lecture course. A valuable and original feature of the book is the use of generalisedfunction theory to derive a simple, widely applicable method of obtaining asymptotic expressions for Fourier transforms and Fourier coefficients
Waves in fluids by
M. J Lighthill(
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71 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive textbook in which the author describes the science of waves in liquids and gases
71 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive textbook in which the author describes the science of waves in liquids and gases
An informal introduction to theoretical fluid mechanics by
M. J Lighthill(
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28 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir James Lighthill is one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of fluid dynamics. In this book he draws on his extensive teaching experience to produce an informal introduction to theoretical fluid mechanics for undergraduate mathematicians or engineers. The book will initiate students into the creative use of data from experimental studies and theoretical analyses to generate practically useful mathematical models (including manageable computer models) of a broad range of important fluid flows
28 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir James Lighthill is one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of fluid dynamics. In this book he draws on his extensive teaching experience to produce an informal introduction to theoretical fluid mechanics for undergraduate mathematicians or engineers. The book will initiate students into the creative use of data from experimental studies and theoretical analyses to generate practically useful mathematical models (including manageable computer models) of a broad range of important fluid flows
Mathematical biofluiddynamics by
M. J Lighthill(
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35 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
35 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intense atmospheric vortices : proceedings of the joint symposium (IUTAM/IUGG) held at Reading (United Kingdom) July 1417,
1981 by
Lennart Bengtsson(
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15 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monsoon dynamics by
M. J Lighthill(
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16 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a survey of our state of knowledge of the physical and dynamical processes involved in the Asian monsoon. Although traditionally the main emphasis has been on the study of the atmospheric component, it has long been known that the oceans play a vitally important part in determining the occurrence of this spectacular seasonal event. A scientific study of this phenomenon involves a detailed investigation of the dynamical processes which occur in both the atmosphere and the ocean, on timescales on up to
16 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a survey of our state of knowledge of the physical and dynamical processes involved in the Asian monsoon. Although traditionally the main emphasis has been on the study of the atmospheric component, it has long been known that the oceans play a vitally important part in determining the occurrence of this spectacular seasonal event. A scientific study of this phenomenon involves a detailed investigation of the dynamical processes which occur in both the atmosphere and the ocean, on timescales on up to
Higher approximations in aerodynamic theory by
M. J Lighthill(
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10 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of the Princeton Aeronautical Paperback series designed to bring to students and research engineers outstanding portions of the twelvevolume High Speed Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsion series. These books have been prepared by direct reproduction of the text from the original series and no attempt has been made to provide introductory material or to eliminate cross reference to other portions of the original volumes.Originally published in 1960.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest printondemand technology to again make available previously outofprint books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
10 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of the Princeton Aeronautical Paperback series designed to bring to students and research engineers outstanding portions of the twelvevolume High Speed Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsion series. These books have been prepared by direct reproduction of the text from the original series and no attempt has been made to provide introductory material or to eliminate cross reference to other portions of the original volumes.Originally published in 1960.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest printondemand technology to again make available previously outofprint books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Dynamics of ionized gases; proceedings by
M. J Lighthill(
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16 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newer uses of mathematics by
M. J Lighthill(
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20 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Russian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Russian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telecommunications in the 1980s and after : a Royal Society discussion organized by Sir James Lighthill ... [et al.], held
on 10 and 11 March 1977 by
Royal Society (Great Britain)(
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11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fernmeldetechnik, elektrische Nachrichtentechnik, Informationstechnik ; Fernsprechtechnik, Telefonie (Technik) ; Satellitenfunk ; Prognose (Management)
11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fernmeldetechnik, elektrische Nachrichtentechnik, Informationstechnik ; Fernsprechtechnik, Telefonie (Technik) ; Satellitenfunk ; Prognose (Management)
A Critical review of VAN : earthquake prediction from seismic electrical signals by
M. J Lighthill(
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12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acronym VAN refers to Drs Varotsos, Alexopoulos and Nomicos, members of a group based in the University of Athens and led by Professor Varotsos (head of the Physics Department) which for over a decade has sought to use electricfield measurements between electrodes buried in the earth to predict earthquakes in Greece over periods of order one month or less. But is such "shortterm" prediction achievable by the VAN approach (or by any other)? This book is an objective collection of the arguments for  and the counterarguments against  that approach, intended to help scientific readers arrive at their own answers to this important question, as well as to others (including that of VAN's "export" potential)
12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acronym VAN refers to Drs Varotsos, Alexopoulos and Nomicos, members of a group based in the University of Athens and led by Professor Varotsos (head of the Physics Department) which for over a decade has sought to use electricfield measurements between electrodes buried in the earth to predict earthquakes in Greece over periods of order one month or less. But is such "shortterm" prediction achievable by the VAN approach (or by any other)? This book is an objective collection of the arguments for  and the counterarguments against  that approach, intended to help scientific readers arrive at their own answers to this important question, as well as to others (including that of VAN's "export" potential)
Collected papers of Sir James Lighthill by
M. J Lighthill(
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in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physiological fluid mechanics. Free lecture October, 1971 by
M. J Lighthill(
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19 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general introduction to aeroacoustics and atmospheric sound by
M. J Lighthill(
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6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper uses a single unifying principle (based upon the nonlinear momentumflux effects produced when different components of a motion transport different components of its momentum) to give a broad scientific background to several aspects of the interaction between airflows and atmospheric sound. First, it treats the generation of sound by airflows of many different types. These include, for example, jetlike flows involving convected turbulent motions  with the resulting aeroacoustic radiation sensitively dependent on the Mach number of convection and they include, as an extreme case, the supersonic boom (shock waves generated by a supersonically convected flow pattern). Next, the paper analyses sound propagation through nonuniformly moving airflows, and quantifies the exchange of energy between flow and sound; while, finally, it turns to problems of how sound waves on their own may generate the airflows known as acoustic streaming. aeroacoustics; turbulence; sonic boom
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper uses a single unifying principle (based upon the nonlinear momentumflux effects produced when different components of a motion transport different components of its momentum) to give a broad scientific background to several aspects of the interaction between airflows and atmospheric sound. First, it treats the generation of sound by airflows of many different types. These include, for example, jetlike flows involving convected turbulent motions  with the resulting aeroacoustic radiation sensitively dependent on the Mach number of convection and they include, as an extreme case, the supersonic boom (shock waves generated by a supersonically convected flow pattern). Next, the paper analyses sound propagation through nonuniformly moving airflows, and quantifies the exchange of energy between flow and sound; while, finally, it turns to problems of how sound waves on their own may generate the airflows known as acoustic streaming. aeroacoustics; turbulence; sonic boom
Report on the Final Panel Discussion on Computational Aeroacoustics by
M. J Lighthill(
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6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper by the Panel Chairman summarises some important conclusions about future prospects for aeroacoustics in general, and for computational aeroacoustics in particular, that were reached in the course of the Final Panel Discussion of the Workshop on Computational Aeroacoustics held from 6 to 9 April 1992 by ICASE and NASALangley Research Center. aeroacoustics; turbulence
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper by the Panel Chairman summarises some important conclusions about future prospects for aeroacoustics in general, and for computational aeroacoustics in particular, that were reached in the course of the Final Panel Discussion of the Workshop on Computational Aeroacoustics held from 6 to 9 April 1992 by ICASE and NASALangley Research Center. aeroacoustics; turbulence
Some aspects of the aeroacoustics of highspeed jets by
M. J Lighthill(
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5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lecture begins by sketching some of the background to contemporary jet aeroacoustics. Then it reviews scaling laws for noise generation by lowMachnumber airflows and by turbulence convected at 'not so low' Mach number. These laws take into account the influence of Doppler effects associated with the convection of aeroacoustic sources. Next, a uniformly valid Dopplereffect approximation exhibits the transition, with increasing Mach number of convection, from compactsource radiation at low Mach numbers to a statistical assemblage of conical shock waves radiated by eddies convected at supersonic speed. In jets, for example, supersonic eddy convection is typically found for jet exit speeds exceeding twice the atmospheric speed of sound. The Lecture continues by describing a new dynamical theory of the nonlinear propagation of such statistically random assemblages of conical shock waves. It is shown, both by a general theoretical analysis and by an illustrative computational study, how their propagation is dominated by a characteristic 'bunching' process. That processassociated with a tendency for shock waves that have already formed unions with other shock waves to acquire an increased proneness to form further unions  acts so as to enhance the highfrequency part of the spectrum of noise emission from jets at these high exit speeds ... Jet acoustics, Nonlinear propagation, Conical shocks, Numerical experiments
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lecture begins by sketching some of the background to contemporary jet aeroacoustics. Then it reviews scaling laws for noise generation by lowMachnumber airflows and by turbulence convected at 'not so low' Mach number. These laws take into account the influence of Doppler effects associated with the convection of aeroacoustic sources. Next, a uniformly valid Dopplereffect approximation exhibits the transition, with increasing Mach number of convection, from compactsource radiation at low Mach numbers to a statistical assemblage of conical shock waves radiated by eddies convected at supersonic speed. In jets, for example, supersonic eddy convection is typically found for jet exit speeds exceeding twice the atmospheric speed of sound. The Lecture continues by describing a new dynamical theory of the nonlinear propagation of such statistically random assemblages of conical shock waves. It is shown, both by a general theoretical analysis and by an illustrative computational study, how their propagation is dominated by a characteristic 'bunching' process. That processassociated with a tendency for shock waves that have already formed unions with other shock waves to acquire an increased proneness to form further unions  acts so as to enhance the highfrequency part of the spectrum of noise emission from jets at these high exit speeds ... Jet acoustics, Nonlinear propagation, Conical shocks, Numerical experiments
Waves in liquids and gases by
M. J Lighthill(
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9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aerodynamic generation of sound(
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8 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow, discusses quadrupoles in detail, and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation
8 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow, discusses quadrupoles in detail, and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation
A discussion on architectural aerodynamics by
M. J Lighthill(
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7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical biofluiddynamics : a treatment in book form of the material in the lecture course delivered to the "Mathematical
Biofluiddynamics" Research Conference of the National Science Foundation held from July 1620, 1973 at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Inst., Troy, New York by
M. J Lighthill(
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6 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addresses external biofluiddynamics concerning animal locomotion through surrounding fluid media  and internal biofluiddynamics concerning heat and mass transport by fluid flow systems within an animal
6 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addresses external biofluiddynamics concerning animal locomotion through surrounding fluid media  and internal biofluiddynamics concerning heat and mass transport by fluid flow systems within an animal
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