Fluid Mechanics: a Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductionsb: Brilliant, Sharp, InspiringFluid mechanics is an important branch of physics concerned with the way in which fluids, such as liquids and gases, behave when in motion and at rest. A quintessential interdisciplinary field of science, it interacts with many other scientific disciplines, from chemistry and biology to mathematicsand engineering.This Very Short Introduction introduces readers to the field of fluid mechanics by focusing on the fundamental physical ideas underlying it, and using everyday phenomena from daily life to demonstrate them, from dripping taps to swimming ducks. Following this set of core physical concepts, it showshow these underlying principles can be applied to a wide range of flow behaviours. Eric Lauga also highlights the role of fluid motion in both the natural and industrial world, and considers future applications of fluid mechanics in science.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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