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Introduction to Fluid Mechanics: includes CD

4th Edition, December 9, 2004

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ISBN: 9780195154511
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  • Revision: 4th Edition, December 9, 2004
  • Published Date: December 9, 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Page Count: 1056
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Fluid mechanics is concerned with understanding, predicting, and controlling the behavior of a fluid. Since we live in a dense gas atmosphere on a planet mostly covered by liquid, a rudimentary grasp of fluid mechanics is part of everyday life. For an engineer, fluid mechanics is an important field of the applied sciences with many practical and exciting applications. If you examine municipal water, sewage, and electrical systems, you will notice a heavy dependence on fluid machinery. Pumps and steam turbines are obvious components of these systems, as are the valves and piping found in your home, under your city streets, in the Alaska oil pipeline, and in the natural gas pipelines that crisscross the country. Moreover, aircraft, automobiles, ships, spacecraft, and virtually all other vehicles involve interactions with fluid of one type or another, both externally and internally, within an engine or as part of a hydraulic control system.