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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Paperback – October 26, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0470926536 ISBN-10: 0470926538 Edition: 6th Edition Student Value Edition

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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 6th Edition Student Value Edition edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470926538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470926536
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dont buy it, this book is not worth the trouble.
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Tables and in-text references (in particular conversion factors) are either non-existent or very poor.
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I just downloaded this book in Kindle format and it is almost unusable.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Gumby on October 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
In describing this textbook, one should carefully delineate between the authors text and the publishers product. The authors text is excellent: the publisher's product is not. I especially like Chapter Six's Differential Analysis of a Fluid Flow. This explanation is much easier to follow than what's found in any of my other fluids textbooks.

Now the ugly rub is that this is a Wiley textbook, so it's exorbitantly expensive, uses Imperial units obfuscate example explanations, and it includes Wiley's terrible databank problems. From the forth edition onward, there seems little or no real correlation between the text and problems in the chapter, so I assume that is when the publisher switched from the author's problems to their own test bank.

When I finish this class and sell back the expensive textbook (for whatever I can still get), I'll buy an old edition for reference. I see that non-current editions are selling for about 2% of what the new edition goes for, which is a better reflection of real value in the market (as opposed to artificially inflated prices for 'required' texts).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Brink on February 26, 2012
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Okay, it's actually a well thought out, informative textbook. The authors should be proud.

That said, the publishers should be ashamed of themselves! Equations are jammed together so that half the variables are printed on the space of a single character, huge gaps are in the middle of many, many words. It's just terrible...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bhanna on October 5, 2011
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Something strange happened with the formatting when they created this book. Quite often words will be broken up with big empty spaces (sometimes the size of a word) in the middle. For example, surface becomes surf ace, and device is de vice. Sometimes two words are printed on top of each other in the same space. The broken up words often occur several times on each page, but the overlapping text comes up less frequently. The content is the same as in the regular text, but it's a little jarring and sometimes confusing to read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt on December 21, 2011
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This book has major formatting issues. Literally, almost every paragraph has at least one word split by a space. You can open the book to a random page to find dozens of these errors. It's very annoying, and unacceptable for a textbook.
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I am a senior mechanical engineer student at Cal Poly. I did not buy this book when I took the class, instead I rented it. As a student that did not have rich parents, I know sometimes you want to save a couple of bucks by renting books or downloading them. This is one of the books you will continuously use as reference in your upper division classes, senior projects, and even in your career.
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By Ran Zhang on July 28, 2013
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Even though It took me more than five days to get the book, I still like it. Hope I can do a good job on final using this book.
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This book is so good that it tells you everything that you need to know in fluid mechanics class. You can easily catch up by reading the book even if you skip a class or two.
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By Josh Grings on May 23, 2013
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Got here within the expected time, no problem. I am a satisfied customer. I just needed this book for class.
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