Fluid Mechanics – Landau & Lifschitz – 2nd Edition


This is the most comprehensive introductory graduate or advanced undergraduate text in mechanics available. It builds up from the fundamentals, often in a general way, to widespread applications, to 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 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 of science and .

* Includes topics of interest for geophysicists and to .

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

Table of Content

  1. Ideal Fluids

  2. Turbulence

  3. Thermal conduction in fluids

  4. Surface phenomena

  5. Shock waves

  6. Two-dimensional gas flow

  7. Fluid dynamics of combustion

  8. Dynamics of superfluids

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