Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics #32) (Hardcover)

Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics #32) By P. G. Drazin, M. J. Ablowitz (Editor), S. H. Davis (Editor) Cover Image
By P. G. Drazin, M. J. Ablowitz (Editor), S. H. Davis (Editor)
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Instability of flows and their transition to turbulence are widespread phenomena in engineering and the natural environment. They are important in applied mathematics, astrophysics, biology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, and engineering. This is a graduate-level textbook to introduce these phenomena by modeling them mathematically, and describing numerical simulations and laboratory experiments. The visualization of instabilities is emphasized with many figures. Many worked examples and exercises for students illustrate the ideas of the text. Readers are assumed to be fluent in linear algebra, advanced calculus, elementary theory of ordinary differntial equations, complex variable and the elements of fluid mechanics. The book is aimed at graduate students, but is very useful for specialists in other fields.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521804271
ISBN-10: 0521804272
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 9th, 2002
Pages: 278
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics