Fluid Dynamics pp 149-189 | Cite as

Waves in Fluids

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


Disturbances play an important role in Physics and notably in Fluid Mechanics. Indeed all flows in Nature are constantly subjected to perturbations of various origin: thermal noise, variations of boundary conditions, etc. If the flow is stable, these disturbances are always damped: otherwise, some of them grow, up to the disappearance of the initial flow replaced by, perhaps, more stable one.


Shock Wave Dispersion Relation Mach Number Solitary Wave Wave Packet 
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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