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The Resource Worlds of flow : a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl, Olivier Darrigol

Worlds of flow : a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl, Olivier Darrigol

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Worlds of flow : a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl
Title
Worlds of flow
Title remainder
a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Darrigol
Title variation
History of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first fully-fledged history of hydrodynamics, including lively accounts of the concrete problems of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics that motivated the main conceptual innovations. Richly illustrated, technically competent, and philosophically sensitive, it should attract a broad audience and become a standard reference for any one interested in fluid mechanics. The first of its kind, this book is an in-depth history of hydrodynamics from its eighteenth-century foundation to its first major successes in twentieth-century hydraulics and aeronautics. It documents the foundational role of fluid mechanics in developing a new mathematical physics. It gives full and clear accounts of the conceptual breakthroughs of physicists and engineers who tried to meet challenges in the practical worlds of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics. And it shows how hydrodynamics at last began to fulfill its early promise to unify the different worlds of flow. Richly illustrated, technically competent, and philosophically sensitive, it should attract a broad audience and become a standard reference for any one interested in fluid mechanics
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Darrigol, Olivier
Dewey number
532/.5/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC151
LC item number
.D25 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Hydrodynamics
  • Hydrodynamique
Target audience
adult
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Worlds of flow : a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl, Olivier Darrigol
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-349) and index
Control code
ocm60839424
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 356 p.
Isbn
9780198568438
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005019636
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60839424
Label
Worlds of flow : a history of hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl, Olivier Darrigol
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-349) and index
Control code
ocm60839424
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 356 p.
Isbn
9780198568438
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005019636
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60839424

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