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Gas Dynamics

An Introduction with Examples from Astrophysics and Geophysics

  • Abraham¬†Achterberg
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This book lays the foundations of gas- and fluid dynamics.
The basic equations are developed from first principles, building on the (assumed) knowledge of Classical Mechanics. This leads to the discussion of the mathematical properties of flows, conservation laws, perturbation analysis, waves and shocks. 
Most of the discussion centers on ideal (frictionless) fluids and gases. Viscous flows are discussed when considering flows around obstacles and shocks.

Many of the examples used to illustrate various processes come from astrophysics and geophysical phenomena.

Keywords

Gas Dynamics Fluid Dynamics Waves Shocks Flows

Authors and affiliations

  • Abraham¬†Achterberg
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  1. 1.Institute for Particle PhysicsInstitute for Mathematics, AstrophysicsNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6239-195-6
  • Copyright Information Atlantis Press and the author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Atlantis Press, Paris
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-6239-194-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6239-195-6
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