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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics [Paperback]

Bruce R. Munson , Donald F. Young , Theodore H. Okiishi , Wade W. Huebsch
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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October 26, 2010 0470926538 978-0470926536 6th Edition Student Value Edition
The number one text in its field, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is respected by professors and students alike for its comprehensive topical coverage, its varied examples and homework problems, its application of the visual component of fluid mechanics, and its strong focus on learning. The authors have designed their presentation to allow for the gradual development of student confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in simple and easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • 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: 1.7 x 8.3 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, as 'required' textbooks go October 18, 2009
By Gumby
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
1.0 out of 5 stars Just.... Awful... 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Same content but more difficult to read. October 5, 2011
By bhanna
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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
1.0 out of 5 stars Formatting Issues December 21, 2011
By Matt
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Best fluid mechanics book May 24, 2013
By matthew
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job 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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2.0 out of 5 stars This version is full of typos and formatting errors February 28, 2013
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The information is good, but this was a frustrating text to deal with. I had to get a pdf copy so that I could decipher some of the text, which would be overlaid on top of itself in some places, italics were clipped, and there were just really egregious errors that is indicative of these texts that are only spellchecked and not copy-edited before they're published. Really chafes me when publishers will do this, but still charge a premium for their product.

Do yourself a favor and do not purchase the international edition.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Almost unusable on kindle January 29, 2013
By kevg73
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book itself is fine. I have used it in hard copy before and it was fine. I just downloaded this book in Kindle format and it is almost unusable. The equations are not in the same format as the text somehow. When you zoom the text gets larger and the equations stay the same size. They are so small I can barely read them. A fluid mechanics book where you can't read the equations is essentially useless. Not sure if it is possible but will be seeking a refund.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars bought for a class
Met the needs of the class they were purchased for. I would really suggest buying it as something for a light read.
Published 6 months ago by ealjkt
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book
The textbook itself is very useful. There is no color but it's still easy to learn the material. The only problem was that the tables had to be printed out from the Wiley website. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Matt
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy the Kindle version.
All of the formulas are so small that they're nearly illegible.

As far as I can tell it's impossible to zoom in on the formulas and pictures in the kindle version. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sam Weiss
4.0 out of 5 stars FYI Softcopy is different
This version of the "softcopy/reduced color/student value" book also has reduced information. Several tables that are supposed to be in the front and back covers that are NEEDED... Read more
Published on June 15, 2012 by Garin
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than "Introduction to Fluid Mechanics" By Robert Fox
First off I would like to say that the required book for my classes was the fluids book by Fox which was absolutely horrible. Read more
Published on June 9, 2012 by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Fluid Mechanics
The book arrived in a timely fashion and in good shape and is serving my needs at my current college.
Published on February 13, 2012 by S. Murray
2.0 out of 5 stars Paperback has formatting issues
Does any one know if the hardcover has the same formatting issues as the paperback version?

Paperback version has many issues where words are printed overlapping or... Read more
Published on January 3, 2012 by Moosetracks28
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