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Turbulence: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

P. A. Davidson

Comprehensive text on turbulence and fluid dynamics aimed at year 4 undergraduates and graduates in applied mathematics, physics, and engineering, and provides an ideal reference for industry professionals and researchers.

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Format: Paperback, English, 687 pages
ISBN: 019852949X
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 2004
Edition: 1
Book Homepage: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-852948-1

Other Versions: Hardcover

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Book Description

Based on a course by the author at the University of Cambridge, this comprehensive text on turbulence and fluid dynamics is aimed at year 4 undergraduates and graduates in applied mathematics, physics, and engineering, and provides an ideal reference for industry professionals and researchers. Containing many examples, the author combines the maximum of physical insight with the minimum of mathematical detail where possible. The text is highly illustrated throughout, and includes colour plates; required mathematical techniques are covered in extensive appendices.

Readership: Comprehensive text on turbulence and fluid dynamics for year 4 undergraduates and graduates in applied mathematics, physics, and mechanical engineering. Also an ideal reference for industry professionals and researchers.



Table of Contents

Part I The classical picture of turbulence  
1 The ubiquitous nature of turbulence  
2 The equations of fluid mechanics  
3 The origins and nature of turbulence  
4 Turbulent shear flows and simple closure models  
5 The phenomenology of Taylor, Richardson and Kolmogorov  
Part II Freely decaying homogenous turbulence  
6 Isotropic Turbulence in Real Space  
7 The Role of Numerical Simulations  
8 Isotropic Turbulence in Spectral Space  
Part III Special topics  
9 The Influence of Rotation, Stratification and Magnetic Fields on Turbulence  
10 Two-Dimensional Turbulence  
Epilogue    
Appendices    
Bibliography    

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