An Introduction to Fluid DynamicsFirst published in 1967, Professor Batchelor's classic text on fluid dynamics is still one of the foremost texts in the subject. The careful presentation of the underlying theories of fluids is still timely and applicable, even in these days of almost limitless computer power. This reissue should ensure that a new generation of graduate students see the elegance of Professor Batchelor's presentation. 
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Contents
8  33 
Kinematics of the Flow Field  71 
Twodimensional flow fields extending to infinity  124 
Equations Governing the Motion of a Fluid  132 
The steady jet from a point source of momentum  205 
Io Oseens improvement of the equation for flow due to moving  240 
I2 Changes in the flow due to moving bodies as R increases from  255 
Effects of Viscosity  264 
Irrotational Flow Theory and its Applications  378 
Efflux from a circular orifice in an open vessel  387 
Irrotational flow which may be made steady by choice of rotating axes  396 
Flow fields obtained by special choice of the function w2  410 
Transformation of a boundary into an infinite straight line  418 
A circular cylinder  424 
The force and moment on a cylinder in steady translational motion  433 
Flow of Effectively Inviscid Fluid with Vorticity  507 
Steady twodimensional flow in a converging or diverging  294 
Solutions showing both outflow and inflow  301 
Io Separation of the boundary layer  325 
I2 Jets free shear layers and wakes  343 
I3 Oscillatory boundary layers  353 
I5 Examples of use of the momentum theorem  372 
The total kinetic energy of the fluid  520 
Steady twodimensional flow with vorticity throughout the fluid  536 
Measured values of some physical properties of common fluids  594 
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References to this book
Level Set Methods and Dynamic Implicit Surfaces Stanley Osher,Ronald Fedkiw No preview available  2002 
Manifolds, Tensor Analysis, and Applications Ralph Abraham,J.E. Marsden,Tudor Ratiu Limited preview  1993 