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Engineering Fluid Mechanics 8th Edition

2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0471487371
ISBN-10: 0471487376
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Known for its exceptionally readable approach, Crowe, Elger, and Roberson's Engineering Fluid Mechanics carefully guides readers from fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to real-world engineering applications. The Eight Edition of this student-friendly text fosters a strong conceptual understanding of fluid flow phenomena through lucid physical descriptions, photographs, clear illustrations, and full worked example problems.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (December 22, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471487376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471487371
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,988,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I took my undergrad fluid mechanics course using Crowe's lightweight doorstop. I took the course from Dr. Crowe himself. He certainly knows his fluid mechanics but if you go by his course and this book then he does not seem the least bit interested in handing down his knowledge to his students. At the time, about 2 years ago I gave this a 3/5 rating based upon my own naive assumption that I had a solid undergraduate background in fluid mechanics thanks to diligently studying and reading everything in this text. But it really took a graduate level fluids course to make me realize the serious deficiencies in this textbook. Save your hard earned money this book deserves zero stars and here's why:

The major drawbacks of the text are
1. No development of the differential forms of the govering equations. Conservation of mass, momentum and energy are all developed using the integral approach (via Reynolds Transport Theorem). He mentions the Navier-Stokes Equations in barely 2 pages and there is no further discussion about it. You could tear those pages out and you wouldn't lose continuity in the book (pun intended). No theoretical development thereafter requires the Navier-Stokes Equations. No surprise that solutions to the Navier Stokes equations are not included except for Couette and Poiseuille flows which are developed without the classical methods of simplifying the NS equations.

2. Lack of substantial mathematical sophistication. Fluid mechanics is best described with vector calculus and differtial equation. Surely there are many problems that are solvable with algebraic methods but Crowe essentially avoids anything mathematical. Therefore problem sets are suitably simplified so as to be amenable by the simplest mathematics.
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By Lord Rigolsby on February 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book (8th Edition) is full of errors and typos. It wasn't terrible as a class text when the prof could put it in context, and the explanations and illustrations are fine, but using it now as a reference is difficult at best. Many of the examples have numerical errors. Lots of misprints where greek letters become roman letters and vice versa in the course of deriving equations. Unacceptable for a mechanics textbook.
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For the amount of time it took to get to me, across the border, (over two weeks) the shipping was far to expensive. The book was in decent condition, just a bit worse than what was described.
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