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Essential fluid dynamics : for scientists

Author: Jonathan Braithwaite; Morgan & Claypool Publishers,; Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
Publisher: San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2017] [2017]
Series: IOP concise physics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book is an introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, essential for students and researchers in many branches of science. It illustrates its fundamental principles with a variety of examples drawn mainly from astrophysics and geophysics as well as from everyday experience. Prior familiarity with basic thermodynamics and vector calculus is assumed.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Braithwaite; Morgan & Claypool Publishers,; Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
ISBN: 9781681745978 1681745976 9781681745992 1681745992
OCLC Number: 1019445692
Notes: "Version: 20171201"--Title page verso.
"A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on January 11, 2018).
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. The fluid approximation --
1.2. The hydrodynamic equations. 2. Some basic concepts --
2.1. Visualisation --
2.2. Sound waves --
2.3. Compressibility --
2.4. Rotation of fluid elements --
2.5. Gravitationally stratified fluid. 3. Steady flow of an ideal fluid --
3.1. Bernoulli's equation --
3.2. Subsonic and supersonic flow --
3.3. Flow through a nozzle --
3.4. Stellar winds and accretion. 4. Viscosity --
4.1. The viscous stress tensor --
4.2. Viscous heating --
4.3. Examples of viscous flow --
4.4. Similarity and dimensionless parameters --
4.5. Regimes of viscous flow : example of flow past a solid body --
4.6. Boundary layers --
4.7. Heat diffusion. 5. Waves and instabilities --
5.1. Surface gravity waves --
5.2. One fluid on top of another fluid --
5.3. Shear instability between two fluids --
5.4. Internal gravity waves --
5.5. Convection --
5.6. Baroclinic instability --
5.7. Turbulence --
5.8. The Jeans instability. 6. Shocks --
6.1. Viscous versus pressure gradient force --
6.2. The jump conditions --
6.3. Contexts --
6.4. Hydraulic jumps. 7. Vorticity and rotating fluids --
7.1. Vortices --
7.2. The vorticity equation --
7.3. The momentum equation in a rotating frame of reference --
7.4. The centrifugal force and the von Zeipel paradox --
7.5. The vorticity equation in a rotating frame --
7.6. Inertial waves --
7.7. The Taylor-Proudman theorem --
7.8. The geostrophic approximation --
7.9. Rossby waves. 8. Magnetohydrodynamics : equations and basic concepts --
8.1. The MHD equations --
8.2. The MHD approximation --
8.3. The magnetic and other fields --
8.4. A brief note concerning units --
8.5. Field lines, flux conservation and flux freezing --
8.6. Magnetic diffusivity --
8.7. Magnetic pressure, tension and energy density --
8.8. Waves --
8.9. Different regimes in MHD --
8.10. Magnetic helicity --
8.11. MHD equilibria. 9. MHD : astrophysical contexts --
9.1. The solar corona --
9.2. Jets : launching, collimation and instabilities --
9.3. Angular momentum transport in discs --
Appendix A. Useful information.
Series Title: IOP concise physics.
Responsibility: Jonathan Braithwaite.

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The book is an introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, essential for students and researchers in many branches of science. It illustrates its fundamental principles with a variety of examples drawn mainly from astrophysics and geophysics as well as from everyday experience. Prior familiarity with basic thermodynamics and vector calculus is assumed.

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