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Schaum's Outline of Fluid Dynamics (Schaum's) 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 063-9785304531
ISBN-10: 0070311188
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William F. Hughes, Ph.D., is professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. He was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University in England and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Sydney in Australia.

John A. Brighton, Ph.D., is a dean of engineering at Pennsylvania State University and has taught at Purdue, Carnegie-Mellon, Michigan State, and Georgia Tech.

Nicholas Winowich, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Tennesee, Knoxville, and a member of one of the foremost computational fluid dynamics research groups in the country.

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Product Details

  • Series: Schaum's Outlines
  • Paperback: 369 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (June 28, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070311188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070311183
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By W Boudville HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
Fluid mechanics is a vast field. It can be considered a branch of applied physics. Highly mathematical, as can be seen in the problems given in this book by Hughes. He takes you through the field, giving the salient equations used to describe various fluid phenomena.

Foremost amongst these is the Navier-Stokes equation. A nonlinear partial differential equation that describes the balancing or conservation of momentum and energy in a fluid. Most of fluid mechanics builds on Navier-Stokes. So you need to get your understanding of it down pat. The problems given for these should be tackled and hopefully solved by you, before going onto later sections in the book. You need a solid grasp of this. It can make the rest much easier.

Other chapters describe various important special cases. Like incompressible flow. Or one dimensional flow of a fluid that is compressible. Then expanding this discussion into 2 dimensions.

Boundary layer problems are also heavily studied. Important in practice, because these relate to the designing of surfaces of planes or boats or missiles. Which leads naturally into problems of turbulence.

Then what if the fluid is charged? Electromagnetic effects [currents] then come into consideration. So Hughes devotes a chapter to magnetohydrodynamics. Students of nuclear fusion or stellar evolution may find this chapter germane.

Overall, Hughes gives a broad span of the field. Many problems to sharpen your understanding.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. V. on December 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have this book first edition; this third edition is not much different from the first one. No CFD, no computer applications and almost the same subjects of 30 years ago. The chapters about MHD, non-newtonian flows and hyper-sonic flows are all but too short; they are almost useless.
There is a new chapter about waves which figures are not as good as the older ones.
Well, the book is cheap and certainly worths the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lorne E. Nix on May 24, 2011
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Used this as a supplementary text to try and bring in an alternative perspective to the material for my Thermals & Fluids class. I didn't actually use it during the time I was taking the class but after I skimmed through the text and it had more in the way of content then my actual textbook for the course had. I would recommend this to people who either want it to help them when learning the material or for professionals who just need a casual reference text for when they are working.
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By Contraband on August 1, 2010
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This book is useful for quick references but I wouldn't depend on it to pass a Fluid Mechanics course.
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Good quality.
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