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Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids.

Author: J S Trefil
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Problems; References; Chapter 3. The Idea of Stability; A. Introduction; B. Stability of the Maclaurin Ellipsoid; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 4. Fluids in Motion; A. The Velocity Field; B. The Velocity Potential; C. Stability of Flow; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 5. Waves in Fluids; A. Long Waves; B. Surface Waves in Fluids; C. Surface Tension and Capillary Waves; Summary; Problems; References;
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Trefil, J.S.
Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J S Trefil
ISBN: 9781483187396 148318739X
OCLC Number: 895430617
Notes: C. Blood Flow in an Artery.
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction to the Principles of Fluid Mechanics; A. The Convective Derivation; B. The Euler Equation; C. The Equation of Continuity; D.A Simple Example: The Static Star; E. Energy Balance in a Fluid; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 2. Fluids in Astrophysics; SOME APPLICATIONS TO ASTROPHYSICS; A. Equations of Motion; B. The Rotating Sphere; C. Ellipsoids; D. The Earth as a Fluid; E. Jacobi Ellipsoids; F. Rotation of the Galaxy; G. The Rings of Saturn. ProblemsReferences; Chapter 7. Oscillations of Fluid Spheres: Vibrations of the Earth and Nuclear Fission; A. Free Vibrations of the Earth; B. The Liquid Drop Model of the Nucleus; C. Nuclear Fission; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 8. Viscosity in Fluids; A. The Idea of Viscosity; B. Viscous Flow Through a Pipe (Poisieulle Flow); C. Viscous Rebound-The Viscosity of the Earth; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 9. The Flow of Viscous Fluids; A. The Reynolds Number; B. Boundary Layers; Summary; Problems; References. Chapter 10. Heat, Thermal Convection, and the Circulation of the AtmosphereA. The Heat Equation and the Bossinesq Approximation; B. Stability of a Fluid between Two Plates; C. Convection Cells; D. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 11. General Properties of Solids-Statics; A. Basic Equations; B. Hooke's Law and the Elastic Constants; C. Bending of Beams and Sheets; D. The Formation of Lacoliths; E. The Formation of Mountain Chains; F. Some Special Cases: Buckling and the Euler Theory of Struts; G. Fenno-Scandia Revisited; Summary; Problems.

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Problems; References; Chapter 3. The Idea of Stability; A. Introduction; B. Stability of the Maclaurin Ellipsoid; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 4. Fluids in Motion; A. The Velocity Field; B. The Velocity Potential; C. Stability of Flow; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 5. Waves in Fluids; A. Long Waves; B. Surface Waves in Fluids; C. Surface Tension and Capillary Waves; Summary; Problems; References; Chapter 6. The Theory of the Tides; A. The Tidal Forces; B. Tides at the Equator; C. The Equations of Motion with Rotation; D. Tides at the Surface of the Earth; Summary.

Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids presents a way to learn continuum mechanics without mastering any other systems. It discusses an introduction to the principles of fluid mechanics. Another focus of study is the fluids in astrophysics. Some of the topics covered in the book are the rotation of the galaxy, the concept of stability, the fluids in motion, and the waves in fluids, the theory of the tides, the vibrations of the earth, and nuclear fission. The viscosity in fluids is covered. The flow of viscous fluids is discussed. The text identifies the general circulation of the a.

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