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

Author: Olivier Darrigol
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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The first of its kind, this book is an in-depth history of hydrodynamics from its eighteenth-century foundation to its first major successes in twentieth-century hydraulics and aeronautics. This book documents the foundational role of fluid mechanics in developing a new mathematical physics. It gives full and clear accounts of the conceptual breakthroughs of physicists and engineers who tried to meet challenges in  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: 60839424
Description: xiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Conventions and notation --
Water waves --
Viscosity --
Vortices --
Instability --
Turbulence --
Drag and lift --
Appendix A : Modern discussion of d'Alembert's paradox.
Responsibility: Olivier Darrigol.
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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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This book deserves a place in every university library, and it will surely be read with much interest, and some surprise, by many applied mathematicians. * Alex D.D. Craik, University of St Andrews, Read more...

 
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