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  • Hardcover: 730 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press Inc; 2nd Revised edition edition (5 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0121782514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0121782511
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 18.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,818,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Direct-write technologies, the latest advance in fabricating electronic and sensor devices and power sources, refer to techniques/processes capable of depositing, dispensing, or processing diverse types of materials (including biological) over surfaces following a preset pattern/layout. The editors, with the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, introduce these commercially valuable methods for generating high-quality patterns capable of producing working prototypes so rapidly that they represent a paradigm shift. The 18 contributed chapters cover applications; materials for implementing applications; dispensing type approaches to direct writing (e.g., ink jet technology, dip-pen nanolithography); comparison with other approaches to pattern and material transfer; and current and future trends. Includes illustrations, appended material on ancillary technologies, and 265 references.Book News, Inc.., Portland, OR

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By Pijush K. Kundu
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
An excellent read for scientists 30 Sept. 2003
By David Weel - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Pijush Kundu's textbook has established itself as the standard in introductory fluid mechanics. While most fluid dynamics texts are based around engineering, this book is an excellent cross section for scientists hoping to gain a thorough intuition about the subject. In addition, the first few chapters offer intuitive explanations of such vector operators as div and curl. The idea of curl was a complete mystery to me until I read Kundu's explanation of vorticity. This book is a must have for any applied scientist working in the physical world.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Very good textbook ! 1 Aug. 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As a master in mechanical engineer, and working with technical education, I had studied most of the more popular textbooks on fluid mechanics before, and get used not to expect many from "new" textbooks on the subject.
Although, when I came across this book, it was a little surprise. The text is very well written, and includes many advanced and interesting topics not found in other popular textbooks. It gives emphasis to qualitative explanation, and does not overwhelm you with lots of mathematics. The approach to subjects is very clever, insightful and meaningful.
I dare to say it renewed my pleasure in reading, studying and teaching fluid mechanics. Thanks and congratulations to Professor Kundu.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Best Fluid Mech Book Ever 11 Nov. 2011
By K. Zamani - Published on
Format: Hardcover
You have to know:
1- This is not an undergrad level book, so if you it is your fist exposure to the subject maybe you need another book (White, Streeter, Shames,...).
2- This is not a Mathematical Fluid Mech. book but, for sure it would be a very great resource for Math student. If you need more mathematical treatment of the subject you may use (Chorin and Marsden, Childress, Elementary Fluid Dynamics by Acheson, L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Meyer Richard E...).
3- It covers all the general topics in Fluid Mech up to a good introductory level but if you need more details you need to pickup a book on that specific topic.
For example: Boundary layer: H. Schlichting
Turbulence: Pope or P. A. Davidson
Stability: S. Chandrasekhar
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Joseph Pedlosky
Viscous flow: White
Wave Mechanics: Dean and Dalrymple or Chiang C. Mei

4- It flows well, the book is excellent, it almost covers the same level as incompressible flow by Panton or Batchlor's book but it is readable, almost error free, and very well written. It is the absolute best if you need a book for self study.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent introduction for beginners 23 July 2000
By stavka - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the best introductory books from outside the engineering community that can be used by beginners. I learned the basic equations of fluid dynamics by self-study from chapters 3-4. Chapter 3 is an excellent discussion of kinematics, taking time to carefully examine the various components of the strain rate tensor (although I prefer to call it the deformation tensor): this important topic is often ignored in other texts. Chapter 4 gives the derivation of the conservations laws (mass, momentum, and energy balance; angular momentum and entropy) including the corresponding forms for a rotating frame of reference. The development of the basic equations in Chs. 3-4 is systematic and very appealing to someone with a physics background.
The other chapters are: Vorticity Dynamics, Irrotational flow, Gravity waves, Dynamic similarity, Laminar flow, Boundary layers, Instability, Turbulence, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, and Compressible Flow. Quite a range of material, all in one place. Overall, one of the best introductory books that I've seen.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wonderfully clear explanations. 17 Sept. 2001
By Benjamin Hodges - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is amazing. While accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of physics, it is nonetheless a complete introduction to the science of fluid mechanics. It manages to give clear, complete explanations of concepts, while avoiding much of the tedious algebra and dry style of, say, Batchelor. Don't get me wrong though--Kundu is not lacking in rigor. As a first text to learn fluid mechanics from, to my knowledge, Kundu has no equal.
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