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Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics [Hardcover]

Philip J. Pritchard
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October 10, 2011 0470547553 978-0470547557 8
One of the bestselling texts in the field, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics continues to provide students with a balanced and comprehensive approach to mastering critical concepts. The new eighth edition once again incorporates a proven problem solving methodology that will help students develop an orderly plan to finding the right solution. It starts with basic equations, then clearly states assumptions, and finally, relates results to expected physical behavior. Many of the steps involved in analysis are simplified by using Excel.

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  • Hardcover: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (October 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470547553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470547557
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good tool to help. October 7, 2011
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The book seems like it comes with a lot of information but it lacks the simplification of equation. Also some variables are used but assumed that the student has memorized them or has seen them before. I don't think this is a good book for courses in fluid mechanics, I think there are better options.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommendable July 9, 2014
By Barbara
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Includes many examples and a summary at the end of every chapter. Great book to read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars June 29, 2014
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It really was in good condition but was too much high lighted.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A rental book that is not as expected June 8, 2014
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This book has been heavily highlighted and used. The highlighted color is dark pink and red so it is very disturbing for me to read it. I had to return it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Text to Learn Fluids February 18, 2014
By Estela
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The examples worked out in the book provide excellent work out of steps to solve the problem. The background theory is clearly explained. I find this book as a great supplement to the lecture I receive in class.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended May 23, 2013
I do not recommend this book; it is very poorly written and hard to follow.
It is really impossible to learn from it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the reviews indicate April 15, 2013
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This book requires prerequisites before you understand what it is talking about; you can't jump into it without having some previous experience with thermo/statics/mechanics.

That said, this is a great book. Good explanations, wonderfull example problems and great graphics.

Yes it leaves some equations long. This is so they apply in more instances. If you have ever heard of making assumptions before you attempt to solve a problem, you will notice that many of these equations will simplify down quite a bit.

Ignore the bad reviews, this is a great book!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good first text book July 11, 2013
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The book will serve well as a text book for basic fluid mechanics. It does an extremely good job explaining concepts and has a lot of interesting practice problems
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars ILLEGAL BOOK SALE!!!!
They sold me an illegal (International edition) copy of the book and now I am stuck with the book. I contacted them saying they sold me the wrong book and they never offered to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sheen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
This new edition is even better than the former ones. The book is very interesting and very easy to read and understand.
Published 13 months ago by Mauri S A Palma
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but I haven't looked at the rest
My professor uses the book for class, so I'm not about to go shopping around for a better one. It's confusing and not straight forward half the time and some of the stuff isn't in... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Christopher S-B
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy
Well I was unable to buy the book from any store I searched it popped up logged in order and two days later, it was at my door.
Published 21 months ago by dj
1.0 out of 5 stars !!!!!Do not buy this if you're in the United States!!!!!
Although it's not clearly expressed in the item description, the book's cover states that this book is not for sale in the United States, and it's being sold here anyway. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Gian Paolo Valderrama
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Useful - Not recommended
This book is very difficult to follow; the explanations are superficial or lacking. There are better books to learn Fluid Mechanics from, such as Granger (affordable) or Cengel.
Published 23 months ago by TP
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