"The author's lucid approach puts the reader right in the front seat. Davidson's book is highly recommended for its ability to capture the fundamental naure of turbulence in the first three chapters."--CHOICE
"...[T]his is a very readable book, and the mathematics should be well within the capacity of a graduate engineer or physicist...A reader with time to read it from cover to cover will find the time well spent."--AIAA Journal
"...Davidson presents a thoughtful and detailed discussion of the basic physics of incompressible fluid turbulence. He is careful...in emphasizing the many places where our knowledge about the field is far from certain. For someone who wants to understand the fundamentals of turbulence, this book is a good start."--Physics Today
About the Author
P. A. Davidson is a Reader in Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and was awarded the Institute of Materials prize in 1996.