Fluid Dynamics

An Introduction

  • Michel Rieutord

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

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About this book


This book is dedicated to readers who want to learn fluid dynamics from the beginning. It assumes a basic level of mathematics knowledge that would correspond to that of most second-year undergraduate physics students and examines fluid dynamics from a physicist’s perspective. As such, the examples used primarily come from our environment on Earth and, where possible, from astrophysics. The text is arranged in a progressive and educational format, aimed at leading readers from the simplest basics to more complex matters like turbulence and magnetohydrodynamics. Exercises at the end of each chapter help readers to test their understanding of the subject (solutions are provided at the end of the book), and a special chapter is devoted to introducing selected aspects of mathematics that beginners may not be familiar with, so as to make the book self-contained.


Astrophysical Fluid Flows Convection in Fluids Fluid Dynamics Textbook Incompressible Viscous Fluids Instabilities in Fluid Flows Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics Turbulence Theory Waves in Fluids

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel Rieutord
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09350-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09351-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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