Book ID: CBB487238590

A General Theory of Fluid Mechanics (2021)


This book provides a general introduction to fluid mechanics in the form of biographies and popular science. Based on the author’s extensive teaching experience, it combines natural science and human history, knowledge inheritance and cognition law to replace abstract concepts of fluid mechanics with intuitive and understandable physical concepts. In seven chapters, it describes the development of fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics, wind tunnel and water tunnel equipment, the mystery of flight and aerodynamic principles, and leading figures in fluid mechanics in order to spark beginners’ interest and allow them to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field’s development. It also provides a list of references for further study.

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Authors & Contributors
Laitko, Hubert
Moran, Bruce T.
Greenfeld, Liah
Debnath, Lokenath
Marusic, Ivan
Smits, Alexander J.
Historical Records of Australian Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Historical Journal
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Harvard University Press
Imperial College Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
The MIT Press
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Rutgers University
Discipline formation
Development of science; change in science
Fluid mechanics
Lighthill, M. James
Perry, Anthony Edward
Lamb, Horace
Lolme, Jean Louis de
Shakespeare, William
Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
18th century
17th century
21st century
Great Britain
United States
Universidade de Coimbra

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