Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 558
Weight: 2160 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 31 mm
Edition: 2001 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book presents a modern treatment of stability in shear flows. Stability theory has seen a number of classic treatments over the years...Schmid and Henningson's book builds on these and offers much new material relevant to stability in shear flows...The MATLAB codes included in the appendix and a discussion of the effects of rounding error and resolution on the computations of eigenvalues of linear stability operators will be particularly helpful for students and researchers as they get started with stability computations...As the basis for a course, the first part of the book would permit students to build a solid foundation in classical and modern stability theory, while a selection of advanced topics from the second half of the book could be treated later in the course or through projects and independent study by students."
"The book addresses to graduate students as well as to a broad community of researchers with a basic knowledge of fundamental fluid dynamics...The topics are treated with mathematical rigor while the physical motivation and usefulness of mathematical concepts is kept close at hand. The work is elegantly structured, and the graphical material is very suggestive."