Written by a globally acknowledged leader in the field, this book offers a succinct account of the theoretical elements of classical fluid mechanics and its contemporary advancements. It is mainly planned for 1st – or 2nd-year college student in American universities, or university student, however parts can be taught to certified undergrads. It is of interest to those studying physics and meteorology in addition to to engineers.
Summary of contents
2. Basic Equations
3. General Theorems for the Flow of an Inviscid Fluid
4. Irrotational Flows of an Inviscid Fluid of Constant Density
5. Waves in an Incompressible Fluid
6. The Dynamics of Inviscid Compressible Fluids
7. Effects of Viscosity
8, Heat Transfer and Boundary Layers of a Gas
9. Hydrodynamic Stability 10. Turbulence
1. Basic Thermodynamics
2. Curvilinear Coordinates
About the Author
Chia-Shun Yih (1918 – 1997), born in Kweiyang, China, was Stephen P. Timoshenko Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan. He is remembered by his trainees as a truly inpiring instructor whose interest and enjoyment for his topic were infectious.
His released work consists of well over 100 clinical documents and 2 books: Fluid Mechanics: a Concise Introduction to the Theory and Dynamics of Nonhomogeneous Fluids — later modified as Stratified Flows
His many honors consist of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (Germany), the Theodore von Karman Medal (Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers), the Henry Russel Lectureship (University of Michigan), the Stephan S. Attwood Award (Univ. of Michigan), the Fluid Dynamics Prize (Amer. Physical Soc.), and the Otto Laporte Award (APS).