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Published: 01 May 2014

480 Pages | 40 b/w illustrations

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199689385

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Homogeneous, Isotropic Turbulence

Phenomenology, Renormalization and Statistical Closures

W. David McComb

International Series of Monographs on Physics

  • Presents statistical theory (i.e. renormalization methods) in the language of fluid dynamics, rather than the arcane jargon of quantum field theory
  • Gives equal weight to phenomenology and renormalization theories, and discusses the relationships between the two approaches
  • Formulates the problem clearly and precisely, and provides a critical assessment of the ways in which theories can be tested
  • Gives a concise, clear, and comprehensive statement of the mathematical equations and formulae which make up the essential tools for fundamental research in turbulence
  • Treats both the real-space and wavenumber-space formulations, and encourages the reader to move fluently between them

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