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Although, when I came across this book, it was a little surprise. The text is very well written, and includes many advanced and interesting topics not found in other popular textbooks. It gives emphasis to qualitative explanation, and does not overwhelm you with lots of mathematics. The approach to subjects is very clever, insightful and meaningful.
I dare to say it renewed my pleasure in reading, studying and teaching fluid mechanics. Thanks and congratulations to Professor Kundu.
1- This is not an undergrad level book, so if you it is your fist exposure to the subject maybe you need another book (White, Streeter, Shames,...).
2- This is not a Mathematical Fluid Mech. book but, for sure it would be a very great resource for Math student. If you need more mathematical treatment of the subject you may use (Chorin and Marsden, Childress, Elementary Fluid Dynamics by Acheson, L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Meyer Richard E...).
3- It covers all the general topics in Fluid Mech up to a good introductory level but if you need more details you need to pickup a book on that specific topic.
For example: Boundary layer: H. Schlichting
Turbulence: Pope or P. A. Davidson
Stability: S. Chandrasekhar
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Joseph Pedlosky
Viscous flow: White
Wave Mechanics: Dean and Dalrymple or Chiang C. Mei
4- It flows well, the book is excellent, it almost covers the same level as incompressible flow by Panton or Batchlor's book but it is readable, almost error free, and very well written. It is the absolute best if you need a book for self study.
The other chapters are: Vorticity Dynamics, Irrotational flow, Gravity waves, Dynamic similarity, Laminar flow, Boundary layers, Instability, Turbulence, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, and Compressible Flow. Quite a range of material, all in one place. Overall, one of the best introductory books that I've seen.
I find John D. Anderson's fluid mechanics books a lot easier to understand. In fact, I often do my reading assignments with Anderson's book right next to me, which I reference continuously. I also like Batchelor's "An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics" though only in the way it explains things. It is limited in the way of examples and exercises (see below).
Vector calculus is also explained badly, I would suggest searching online for a primer in that or use Schaum's Outlines. Schaum's also has the added benefit of worked examples and solutions to the problems.
The other issue I have with this book, which is mentioned in other reviews, is that the exercises are limited and the examples are confusing and/or incorrect.
All in all though, the rest of my class is pretty content with this book, leading me to believe that I may just need a different way to think about it.
If you just need a reference this book is ok, but please don't teach from it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book as a replacement for my earlier edition of the same book which was not returned after I loaned it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Malcolm J. Manwaring
I agree with the many positive remarks about Kundu's book in the other reviews here. It's a truly excellent resource. Read morePublished 11 months ago by AP
I bought this book for study. It really meets my expectation, both in book contents and commodity quality! Totally worth it!Published on September 16, 2013 by Fengchang Yang
Kundu is my new favorite graduate level fluids text. It is every bit as rigorous as Panton, but Kundu takes a step back to revisit some of the mathematics. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Kris Dressler
I used this book in a graduate level course. I don't think it was good enough. The good part is that it is quite descriptive and has interesting stuff, but not deep enough.Published on March 16, 2011 by Manu
This book contains a lot of details and introduce the fuild dynamic in a good way. Good for graduate student and undergraduate student who want to learn more in this subject.Published on September 25, 2010 by abtw12