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Fluid Dynamics for Physicists By T. E. Faber (University of Cambridge)

Fluid Dynamics for Physicists
by T. E. Faber (University of Cambridge)

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This book provides an accessible and comprehensive account of fluid dynamics, emphasising throughout the fundamental physical principles involved. In addition to the introductory material, many advanced topics are covered, such as turbulence, vorticity and the behaviour of non-Newtonian fluids.
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Fluid Dynamics for Physicists by T. E. Faber (University of Cambridge)

It is over three hundred and fifty years since Torricelli discovered the law obeyed by fountains, yet fluid dynamics remains an active and important branch of physics. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive account of the subject, emphasising throughout the fundamental physical principles, and stressing the connections with other branches of physics. Beginning with a gentle introduction, the book goes on to cover Bernouilli's theorem, compressible flow, potential flow, surface waves, viscosity, vorticity dynamics, thermal convection and instabilities, turbulence, non-Newtonian fluids and the propagation and attenuation of sound in gases. Undergraduate or graduate students in physics or engineering who are taking courses in fluid dynamics will find this book invaluable, but it will also be of great interest to anyone who wants to find out more about this fascinating subject.

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Fluid Dynamics for Physicists Reviews

'Faber's textbook fulfills a double need: to inform the student at a suitable level, and to allow the fascination of the visual phenomena of windmills and wind ruffled lakes to remain ... highly recommended.' A. D. Andrews, Irish Astronomical Journal
'Overall I enjoyed reading the book and found some of the novel approaches informative and insightful.' Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
'The author hopes his book will be read for pleasure. I believe it will be. It is very nicely presented and his alternative view point is a welcome addition to the other introductory books on the subject.' P. F. Linden, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
'... Faber's book will serve as a welcome complement for the teaching of fluid mechanics at the undergraduate and beginning graduate level. The text book will also function as a convenient entry point to fluid dynamics for physicists that are new comers to the field.' Y. Couder, European Journal of Mechanics
'... an attractive and readable book.' N. C. Freeman, Contemporary Physics
"...a good contribution to the fluid mechanics literature...a stimulating and enjoyable description of various important flow phenomena." M.F. Platzer, Applied Mechanics Reviews
"Fluid Dynamics for Physicists is a very accessible text, as well as a very comprehensive one, for anyone wishing to learn or teach basic fluid dynamics." Stanley A. Berger, Physics Today
"The book is well written and comprehensible, and it has attractive and helpful diagrams. There are occasional excellent photographs. The notation is simple and readable....[T]here is much in this book to please and interest any reader." John L. Lumley, American Journal of Physics

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A bird's-eye view; 2. The Euler fluid; 3. Gas dynamics; 4. Potential flow; 5. Surface waves; 6. Viscosity; 7. Vorticity; 8. Instabilities; 9. Turbulence; 10. Non-Newtonian fluids; Appendix: one-dimensional sound waves in gases.

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Fluid Dynamics for Physicists by T. E. Faber (University of Cambridge)
T. E. Faber (University of Cambridge)
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