The new 4th Edition lessens the amount of advanced coverage, and concentrates on the topics covered in typical first courses in Fluid Mechanics, while remaining a rigorous introductory level fluids book with a strong conceptual approach to fluids based on mechanics principles. Students from Mechanical, Civil, Aero, and Engineering Science departments will benefit from this title.

Students find Shames, Mechanics of Fluids to be readable while having strong coverage of underlying math and physics principles. Shames’ book provides an especially clear link between the basics of fluid flow and advanced courses such compressible flow or viscous fluid flow. It also includes Matlab applications for the first time, giving students a way to link fluid mechanics problem-solving with the most widely used computational & problem modeling tool.

**1 Basic Principles of Fluid Mechanics**

1 Fundamental Notions

A Fluid Concepts

B Mechanics Considerations

2 Fluid Statics

3 Foundations of Flow Analysis

4 Basic Laws for Finite Systems and Finite Control Volumes I: Continuity and Momentum

5 Basic Laws for Finite Systems and Finite Control Volumes II: Thermodynamics

6 Differential Forms of the Basic Laws

7 Dimensional Analysis and Similitude

**2 Analysis of Important Internal Flows**

8 Incompressible Viscous Flow Through Pipes

9 General Incompressible Viscous Flow: The Navier-Stokes Equations

10 One-Dimensional Compressible Flow

**3 Analysis of Important External Flows**

11 Potential Flow

12 Boundary-Layer Theory

13 Free-Surface Flow

14 Computational Fluid Mechanics

Answers to Selected Problems

Selective List of Advanced or Specialized Books on Fluid Mechanics

Appendix A

A-1 General First Law Development

A-2 Prand’s Universal Law of Friction

A-3 Mollier Chart

Appendix B Curves and Tables

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