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Fluid Mechanics: A Very Short Introduction

Eric Lauga

April 2022

ISBN: 9780198831006

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

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Fluid mechanics is an important branch of physics concerned with the way in which fluids, such as liquids and gases, behave when in motion and at rest. Starting from the fundamental underlying physical principles, Eric Lauga highlights the role of fluid motion in both the natural and industrial world, and considers future applications.

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Fluid mechanics is an important branch of physics concerned with the way in which fluids, such as liquids and gases, behave when in motion and at rest. Starting from the fundamental underlying physical principles, Eric Lauga highlights the role of fluid motion in both the natural and industrial world, and considers future applications.

  • Provides an accessible introduction to this important and challenging branch of physics
  • Starts from the fundamental underlying physical principles, as demonstrated by everyday phenomena from daily life
  • Highlights the role of fluid motion in both the natural and industrial world
  • Explores the interdisciplinary nature of the field, and its importance to chemistry, biology, and engineering
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Eric Lauga, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge

<b>Eric Lauga</b> is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is the author of over 180 publications in fluid mechanics, biophysics and soft matter, as well as The Fluid Dynamics of Cell Motility (2020). Lauga currently serves as Lead Editor for the APS journal Physical Review Fluids, is a Fellow of the APS, and is a recipient of the APS Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award (2006), the APS François Frenkiel Award (2015), and the APS Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research (2018).

Table of Contents

    1:Fluids
    2:Viscosity
    3:Pipes
    4:Dimensions
    5:Boundary layers
    6:Vortices
    7:Instabilities
    8:Researching fluids and flows
    Further Reading
    Index

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