This text provides material on intermediate concepts of potential, viscous, incompressible and compressible flow. The material covers a wide range of topics in an introductory manner, concentrating on classical results rather than attempting to include the most recent advances in the subject. New to this edition is an expanded treatment of boundary layer flows, a chapter dealing with buoyancy-driven flows, and additional problems at the end of each chapter.
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"There are many graduate-level books in fluid mechanics. Currie’s book is unique in that it covers more topics than usual but the coverage is sufficiently concise to keep the book from becoming a giant one. In doing so, the students are not lost in the details and are kept engaged."
—Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
"This book is very systematically and clearly presented. ... It is a well-structured book and it provides the fundamental knowledge and materials to be of interest to engineers and researchers."
—Yitung Chen, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
"The selection and coverage of the topics are very appropriate for a first graduate course in fluid mechanics. The text maintains its tradition as a readable text by an interested reader demanding no elaborate supplements. It also contains an appropriate coverage of mathematical tools in its appendices, so making the text self-contained."
—Jay M. Khodadadi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Iain G. Currie is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has taught fluid mechanics at the undergraduate and graduate levels for many years. His research involves fluid structure interactions, and he has become involved in studying low Reynolds number flows of both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
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