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Modern Fluid Dynamics for Physics and Astrophysics

  • Oded Regev
  • Orkan M. Umurhan
  • Philip A. Yecko

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 1-56
  3. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 57-120
  4. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 121-159
  5. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 161-239
  6. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 241-304
  7. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 305-408
  8. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 409-471
  9. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 473-506
  10. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 507-593
  11. Oded Regev, Orkan M. Umurhan, Philip A. Yecko
    Pages 595-661
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 663-680

About this book

Introduction

This book grew out of the need to provide students with a solid introduction to modern fluid dynamics.  It offers a broad grounding in the underlying principles and techniques used, with some emphasis on applications in astrophysics and planetary science.

The book comprehensively covers recent developments, methods and techniques, including, for example, new ideas on transitions to turbulence (via transiently growing stable linear modes), new approaches to turbulence (which remains the enigma of fluid dynamics), and the use of asymptotic approximation methods, which can give analytical or semi-analytical results and complement fully numerical treatments. The authors also briefly discuss some important considerations to be taken into account when developing a numerical code for computer simulation of fluid flows.       

Although the text is populated throughout with examples and problems from the field of astrophysics and planetary science, the text is eminently suitable as a general introduction to fluid dynamics.   It is assumed that the readers are mathematically equipped with a reasonable knowledge in analysis, including basics of ordinary and partial differential equations and a good command of vector calculus and linear algebra.      

Each chapter concludes with  bibliographical notes in which the authors briefly discuss the chapter's essential literature and give recommendations for further, deeper reading.  Included in each chapter are a number of problems, some of them relevant to astrophysics and planetary science. The book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, but will also prove a valuable source of reference for established researchers.         

 

Keywords

astrophysical fluid dynamics textbook astrophysical fluids fluid dynamics hydrodynamical stability magneto-hydrodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Oded Regev
    • 1
  • Orkan M. Umurhan
    • 2
  • Philip A. Yecko
    • 3
  1. 1.TechnionHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA
  3. 3.The Cooper UnionNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3164-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3163-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3164-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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