Written by an internationally recognized leader in the field, this book gives a concise account of the theoretical aspects of classical fluid mechanics and its modern developments. It is primarily intended for 1st – or 2nd-year graduate students in American universities, or college students, but portions can be taught to qualified undergraduates. It is of interest to those studying physics and meteorology as well as to engineers.

**Summary of contents**

Chapters:

1. Fundamentals

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

Appendices:

1. Basic Thermodynamics

2. Curvilinear Coordinates

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