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Riassunto: Basic Fluid Mechanics is an innovative new book on introductory fluid mechanics with important features unavailable in other similar books. This 742-page hardback text features the following:
This book has integrity in the sense that the book has a central theme revolving around the control-volume method, dimensional analysis, establishing logical problem-solving methods, and continually stressing the physics of fluid motion (as opposed to the disorganization that often grows out of a long series of revisions);
A 246-page, typeset study guide entitled Study Guide for Basic Fluid Mechanics (available separately, ISBN 0-9636051-9-4) complements the text---the Study Guide includes more than 150 problems with detailed solutions (as opposed to cluttering the main text with far too many examples solved in a sketchy manner).
A two-volume, 1,400-page, typeset solution manual is available to universities that adopt the book for course use---the solution manual has been developed by the author (as opposed to the common practice of having a graduate student prepare the solution manual);
It presents an integrated, three-pronged approach of analytical, experimental and computational (CFD) methods for analyzing fluid-flow problems (as opposed to appending a stand-alone chapter on CFD);
It includes 1,000 homework problems ranging from straightforward to truly challenging, and sometimes humorous---the problems are designed to stimulate abstraction (as opposed to problem solving by rote);
It includes numerous home experiments that students can perform with no special laboratory equipment;
It can be used for a two-course sequence in fluid mechanics;
It is priced below all of the major introductory fluid-mechanics texts---in some cases, by as much as $20.
As a teacher, Dr. Wilcox found the virtues of most modern fluid mechanics books to be diluted by deficiencies of various types, with a tendency toward teaching the student what to think rather than how to think. These flaws forced him to develop a detailed set of lecture notes based on his education at MIT and Caltech and his teaching experience at USC and UCLA. His students liked the lecture notes so much that they encouraged him, year after year, to write his own book. He has written that book and entitled it Basic Fluid Mechanics.
About the Author: Dr. David C. Wilcox, was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He did his undergraduate studies from 1963 to 1966 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. From 1966 to 1967, he was employed by the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Division in Long Beach, California, and began his professional career under the guidance of the late A. M. O. Smith. His experience with McDonnell Douglas focused on subsonic and transonic flow calculations. From 1967 to 1970, he attended the California Institute of Technology, graduating with a Ph.D. in Aeronautics. In 1970 he joined TRW Systems, Inc. in Redondo Beach, California, where he performed studies of both high- and low-speed fluid-mechanical and heat-transfer problems, such as turbulent hypersonic flow and thermal radiation from a flame. From 1972 to 1973, he was a staff scientist for Applied Theory, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. He participated in many research efforts involving numerical computation and analysis of fluid flows such as separated turbulent flow, transitional flow and hypersonic plume-body interaction.
In 1973, he founded DCW Industries, Inc., a La Canada, California firm engaged in engineering research, software development and publishing, for which he is currently the President. He has taught several fluid mechanics and applied mathematics courses at the University of Southern California and at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Wilcox has numerous publications on turbulence modeling, computational fluid dynamics, boundary-layer separation, boundary-layer transition, thermal radiation, and rapidly rotating fluids. His scientific book publications include graduate-level texts entitled Turbulence Modeling for CFD and Perturbation Methods in the Computer Age. He has also published a political/philosophical manuscript entitled Cliches of Liberalism: Governing Through Insult, Confusion and Sound Bites. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has served as an Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal.
Titolo: Basic Fluid Mechanics (Second Edition)
Casa editrice: D C W Industries
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro D C W Industries, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. 2nd. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94927906