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Mechanics of fluids, 4th ed. (DVD included).


Mechanics of fluids, 4th ed. (DVD included)

Potter, Merle C. and David C. Wiggert, Bassem Ramadan and Tom I-P Shih.

Cengage Learning


794 pages




Potter, Wiggert (both Michigan State U.), Ramadan (Kettering U.) and Shih (Purdue U.) update their undergraduate engineering textbook from the 2002 edition. They use solutions to differential equations and vector algebra, and a bit of vector calculus. Most popular texts in fluid mechanics primarily present flows that can be approximated as one-dimensional flows, they say, and treat other flows using experimental data. By contrast, they look at flows as three-dimensional fields, analogous to electrical and magnetic fields. Examples are worked out in detail to illustrate important points, along with extensive take-home problems. Among the topics are fluid statics, the differential forms of the fundamental laws, internal and external flow, flows in piping systems, and measurements in fluid mechanics. The accompanying video disk contains some 50 experiments and demonstrations.

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