- Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics (Book 162)
- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199689385
- ISBN-13: 978-0199689385
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.1 x 6.9 inches
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Homogeneous, Isotropic Turbulence: Phenomenology, Renormalization and Statistical Closures (International Series of Monographs on Physics) 1st Edition
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About the Author
W. David McComb, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Edinburgh University
The author has had wide experience in both engineering and physics departments. After early career experience in research and development in the nuclear power industry, he returned to university to study theoretical physics. Following the completion of a PhD in turbulence theory, he took up the post of Senior Scientific Officer in the Theoretical Physics Division at AERE, Harwell. Thereafter he held successively lectureships in engineering science and physics, a readership in physics, and a personal chair in statistical physics at Edinburgh University. On his retirement in 2006, he was appointed Professor Emeritus, and now also holds a Senior Professorial Fellowship. He has been guest professor at the University of Delft, and visiting fellow at Wolfson College and the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge. During the period 2007-09 he held a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship.