The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 22 (Paperback)
  • The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 22 (Paperback)
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The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 22 (Paperback)

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Paperback 518 Pages / Published: 11/11/2010
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Fluid Mechanics, as a scientific discipline in a modern sense, was established between the last third of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. This book analyses its genesis from two lines: resistance and discharge. This approach highlights the existence of a remarkable experimental aspect in the aforementioned research lines, together with their link with problems of a practical nature, such as ballistics, hydraulics, fluid-using machines or naval theory.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048176328
Number of pages: 518
Weight: 795 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008


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"The book describes the genesis of fluid dynamics for the years 1640-1780. ... This is a book to read for everyone involved in hydrodynamics. The engineers, mathematicians and historians will benefit from this book." (Willi-Hans Steeb, zbMATH 1362.76002, 2017)

"This book ... welcomed as a valuable addition to the critical literature on the history of science in fluid mechanics. ... book in summary presents a valuable study on the early history of fluid mechanics as a scientific discipline. ... Thus it is helpful to those with historical interest as well as those who seek a deeper physical understanding of the origins of fluid mechanics. ... The style is precise and clear, requiring a basic knowledge in calculus and analysis." (Horst Nowacki, Theoria, Vol. 69, 2010)

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