© 1993

A Mathematical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics


Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xi
  2. Alexandre J. Chorin, Jerrold E. Marsden
    Pages 1-46
  3. Alexandre J. Chorin, Jerrold E. Marsden
    Pages 47-101
  4. Alexandre J. Chorin, Jerrold E. Marsden
    Pages 103-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-171

About this book


Mathematics is playing an ever more important role in the physical and biological sciences, provoking a blurring of boundaries between scientific disciplines and a resurgence of interest in the modern as weil as the clas­ sical techniques of applied mathematics. This renewal of interest, bothin research and teaching, has led to the establishment of the series: Texts in Applied Mathematics (TAM). The development of new courses is a natural consequence of a high Ievel of excitement on the research frontier as newer techniques, such as numerical and symbolic computer systems, dynamical systems, and chaos, mix with and reinforce the traditional methods of applied mathematics. Thus, the purpose of this textbook series is to meet the current and future needs of these advances and encourage the teaching of new courses. TAM will publish textbooks suitable for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, and will complement the Applied Mathematical Seiences (AMS) series, which will focus on advanced textbooks and research Ievel monographs. Preface This book is based on a one-term coursein fluid mechanics originally taught in the Department of Mathematics of the U niversity of California, Berkeley, during the spring of 1978. The goal of the course was not to provide an exhaustive account of fluid mechanics, nor to assess the engineering value of various approximation procedures.


Navier-Stokes equation Potential fluid mechanics mechanics rotation stability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Control and Dynamical Systems 107-81 CaltechPasadenaUSA

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 From the reviews:

"… The book contains some of the basic ideas of fluid mechanics in a mathematically attractive manner...has the very advantage of providing the solution of the differential equations using the new and modern techniques...the material is very well presented both the mathematical arguments as well as the physical input." Physicalia