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Hydrodynamics and Sound
Cambridge University Press, October 2006, Pages: 480
There is a certain body of knowledge and methods that finds application in most branches of fluid mechanics. This 2007 book aims to supply a proper theoretical understanding that will permit sensible simplifications to be made in the formulation of problems, and enable the reader to develop analytical models of practical significance. Such analyses can be used to guide more detailed experimental and numerical investigations. As in most technical subjects, such understanding is acquired by detailed study of highly simplified 'model problems'. The first part (Chapters 1–4) is concerned entirely with the incompressible flow of a homogeneous fluid. It was written for the Boston University introductory graduate level course 'Advanced Fluid Mechanics'. The remaining Chapters 5 and 6 deal with dispersive waves and acoustics, and are unashamedly inspired by James Lighthill's masterpiece, Waves in Fluids.
1. Equations of motion;
2. Potential flow of an incompressible fluid;
3. Ideal flow in two dimensions;
4. Rotational incompressible flow;
5. Surface gravity waves;
6. Introduction to acoustics; Bibliography.
M. S. Howe Boston University.