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Worlds of flow : a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl

Author: Olivier Darrigol
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Provides the history of hydrodynamics, including accounts of the problems of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics that motivated the main conceptual innovations.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Darrigol
ISBN: 9780198568438 0198568436
OCLC Number: 237027708
Description: XIV, 356 S. : ill., graph. Darst. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The dynamical equations ; 2. Water waves ; 3. Viscosity ; 4. Vortices ; 5. Instability ; 6. Turbulence ; 7. Drag and lift
Responsibility: Olivier Darrigol.
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A fascinating and well written book. Meccanica (2007) 42: 107 - 018 This is a book that all practising fluid dynamicists must read: I hope there will be a paperback edition soon, so that the strange Read more...

 
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