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Fluid Mechanics: Volume 6 (Course of Theoretical Physics) [Paperback]

L D Landau , E.M. Lifshitz
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17 Aug 1987 0750627670 978-0750627672 2
This is the most comprehensive introductory graduate or advanced undergraduate text in fluid mechanics available. It builds up from the fundamentals, often in a general way, to widespread applications, to technology and geophysics.

New to this second edition are discussions on the universal dimensions similarity scaling for the laminar boundary layer equations and on the generalized vector field derivatives. In addition, new material on the generalized streamfunction treatment shows how streamfunction may be used in three-dimensional flows. Finally, a new Computational Fluid Dynamics chapter enables compulations of some simple flows and provides entry to more advanced literature.

* Basic introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate students of science and engineering.

* Includes topics of special interest for geophysicists and to engineers.

* New and generalized treatment of similar laminar boundary layers, streamfunctions for three-dimensional flows, vector field derivatives, and gas dynamics. Also a new generalized treatment of boundary conditions in fluid mechanics, and expanded treatment of viscous flows.

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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2 edition (17 Aug 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750627670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750627672
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.3 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This book will find its place on the shelves of all libraries covering the mechanics of liquids and gases'
Mathematics Abstracts

'A classic in the field of fluid mechanics'
IOP Publishing Ltd

'This book will continue to be a rich source of understanding of fluid mechanics for adequately prepared readers...there is no better aid than Landau and Liftshitz's 'Fluid Mechanics' '
Journal of Fluid Mechanics

'Has lasting value as a reference text'
The International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow

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This marvellous book is a fundamental classic in fluid science. Each chapter contains a detailed and full exhaustive mathematical description of each fluid science branch, such as: acoustics, idraulics and so on. From capillary waves to viscous flow, Landau unveils the magical world of hydrodynamics, through applications and problems at the end of each chapter. Moreover, the author's nobel topic, Helium superfluidity has been described in one of the last chapter. In my opinion, altough is quite old, this book is still a must for every fluid research and PhD. fluid science student!
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5.0 out of 5 stars So good, I bought another one 24 May 2014
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I'm a university researched in fluid dynamics, and this is the first book I go to when I need to look something up. It covers everything from the basics to more advanced topics I've been unable to find elsewhere (like for example the equations for a compressible viscous fluid). It's style is very straightforward and to the point. It's so good that, when I lost my previous copy, I had to buy another one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic on fluid mechanics 12 Mar 2006
By Utah Blaine - Published on Amazon.com
This is a classic text on fluid mechanics, and an essential for any serious researcher in the field. This book starts by deriving the basic equations of fluid dynamics (a few simple equations - easy, huh?), then each subsequent chapter discusses narrower topics such as viscosity, turbulence, supersonic flow, etc. As a text for a student, this book has some serious limitations in my view. I would not recommend this book to someone approaching the material for the first time, or to teach oneself, it is really best as a research resource for a professional or graduate student. One thing that I didn't like about this book (and this is a complaint about the LL series in general) is that it is very difficult to separate which topics are general and which are very specific. The reader needs to know a bit about hydrodynamics before approaching this book in my opinion. For example, LL discuss the Rankine-Hugoniot equations for flow across a shock (a general result fundamental to hydrodynamics), then in the next section they discuss the supersonic corrugation instability, a subject that is really of interest to a small number of researchers and advanced graduate student in specific fields. Overall, not a great learning text, but an irreplacable reference on hydrodynamics. If you are looking for an introductory text, start with Batchelor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Important Book in Physics 26 Oct 1999
By Ramiro - Published on Amazon.com
Landau & Lifshz "Course of Theoretical Physics" is a famous and respected set of books in Physics. Unfortunately, Butterworth-Heinemann, who currently prints those books in English, prints them with very poor quality. The books seem to be "printed" in old copy machines and the paper used is also a cheap one. In many pages, it is really hard to read the text, due to such poor printing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A solid text on fluid mechanics 11 Nov 2004
By Jill Malter - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent fluid mechanics text. It is also my first recommendation to those who wish to study acoustics. You ought to start with the initial chapters on fluids; you'll need that material for some of what follows. The 65-page chapter on sound is simply marvellous. And then comes material on a wealth of topics, including shock waves, supersonic flow, detonation waves, relativistic fluid dynamics, and a short but valuable section on superfluid dynamics and the propagation of sound in a superfluid.

For physics majors, this is the book to get on fluid mechanics. The explanations are short and clear, and the material is comprehensive. In addition, the exercises are well-chosen, and the solutions are always included.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Paulo (paulovol@convex.com.br) - Published on Amazon.com
This is the Volume 6 of the famous Course of Theoretical Physics by L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz. All serious students of theoretical physics must possess the ten volumes of this excellent Course, which cover in detail and rigour practically all the branches of theoretical physics. The Volume 6 treats the theory of the motion of liquids and gases. The book opens with the theory of ideal fluids and drives the attention of the reader to a large amount of topics, which are discussed in greater detail and, moreover, discussing with details topics not usually found in other similar books, such as turbulence, sound, fluid dynamics of combustion, relativistic fluid dynamics and the dynamics of superfluids. The book is written in a language proper of a theoretical physicist, but owing to its clarity, it can be read without problems for other scientists. A superb book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fluid Mechanics by Landau and Lifshitz 2nd Edition 15 Nov 2010
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The book is often cited by other authors of fluid mechanics and explosion/shock wave work which is why I bought it. It makes a great reference book, yet is probably not the best choice for an introductory course. It is very complete in its development of topics and the problems/examples are all solved in straight forward approaches.
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