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Opinions?:Foundations of Fluid Mechanics with Applications

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  • From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 04:06:08 -0400 (EDT)
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If you have read _Foundations of Fluid Mechanics with Applications_ could
you, please, provide an assessment of the book? 

I have a fairly solid understanding of the basics of physics and the
Calculus of several variables. What I'm most interested in are methods of
visualizing the geometric arguments used to derive such things as the
Reynolds Transport Theorem, as well as modeling physical systems.  In
particular, hurricanes.  Would this book be a good place to get a solid
grounding in the physics involved in modeling hurricanes, and the like?

"This text, appropriate for graduate students and professionals, presents
the basic concepts and methods of fluid mechanics, including Lagrangian and
Eulerian descriptions. tensors of stresses and strains, continuity,
momentum, energy, thermodynamics laws, and similarilty theory. Utilizes
Mathematica to develop concepts and help the reader to master methods of
problem solving."

"Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe. ... But the book
cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language...
in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, ...;
without which wanders about in a dark labyrinth."   The Lion of Gaul

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