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Fluid Dynamics: Part 1: Classical Fluid Dynamics

Anatoly I. Ruban and Jitesh S. B. Gajjar


This book, the first of a four-part series on fluid dynamics, consists of four chapters on classical theory suitable for an introductory undergraduate course. Chapter 1 discusses the continuum hypothesis and introduces macroscopic functions. The forces acting inside a fluid are analysed, and the Navier–Stokes equations are derived for incompressible and compressible fluids. Chapter 2 studies the properties of flows represented by exact solutions of the Navier–Stokes equations, including Couette flow between two parallel plates, Hagen–Poiseuille flow through a pipe, and Kármán flow above an inf ... More

Keywords: fluid dynamics, Navier–Stokes equations, Euler equations, gasdynamics, supersonic flows

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681730
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anatoly I. Ruban, author
Professor, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London

Jitesh S. B. Gajjar, author
Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester