Introductory Fluid Mechanics for Physicists and Mathematicians
By: G. J. Pert (author) Hardback
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This textbook presents essential methodology for physicists of the theory and applications of fluid mechanics within a single volume. Building steadily through a syllabus, it will be relevant to almost all undergraduate physics degrees which include an option on hydrodynamics, or a course in which hydrodynamics figures prominently.
Contents Preface xvii 1 Introduction 1 2 Flow of Ideal Fluids 25 3 Viscous Fluids 75 4 Waves and Instabilities in Fluids 93 5 Turbulent Flow 117 6 Boundary Layer Flow 139 7 Convective Heat Transfer 175 8 Compressible Flow and Sound Waves 209 9 Characteristics and Rarefactions 219 10 Shock Waves 241 11 Aerofoils in Low-Speed Incompressible Flow 295 12 Aerofoils in High-Speed Compressible Fluid Flow 341 13 Deflagrations and Detonations 363 14 Self-similar Methods in Compressible Gas Flow and Intermediate Asymptotics 383 Problems 417 Solutions 427 Bibliography 455 Index 463
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