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Published: 11 June 2015

656 Pages


ISBN: 9780198722595

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An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Second Edition

Peter Davidson

  • The book is equally accessible to newcomers and experienced researchers, with a clear, pedagogical writing style.
  • Extensive use of figures and diagrams to illustrate the text
  • The book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional researchers
  • The book is equally accessible to engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians with a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Describes the nature of turbulent flow in a range of engineering, environmental and geophysical applications.

New to this Edition:

  • Chapter 5 has been rewritten to provide reader with full details of all the algebraic steps, and been substantially edited to simplify, shorten and update text, including new references.
  • Addition of a new section on passive scalar mixing in isotropic turbulence.
  • A substantial rewriting of sections to reflect a decade of advancement in large-scale dynamics, numerical simulation, rotating turbulence, stratified turbulence, high-Rm MHD turbulence, two-dimensional turbulence & turbulence in the core of the Earth .
  • New, more streamlined text format.
  • Scattered colour printing throughout.

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