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Wave Interactions and Fluid Flows - Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics (Paperback)
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Wave Interactions and Fluid Flows - Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 07/07/1988
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Wave Interactions and Fluid Flows is a coherent, up-to-date and comprehensive account of theory and experiment on wave-interaction phenomena, both in fluids at rest and in shear flows. On the one hand, this includes water waves, internal waves, their evolution and interaction and associated wave-driven mean flows; on the other, phenomena of nonlinear hydrodynamic stability, especially those leading to the onset of turbulence. Close similarities - and crucial differences - exist between these two classes of phenomena and their treatment in this single study provides a particularly valuable bridge between more specialised, but related, disciplines. As a result, this unique book will appeal to researchers and graduate students of fluid mechanics in its widest sense, including the study of wave-interaction phenomena in such diverse fields as meteorology, aeronautical and hydraulic engineering, optics, solar physics and population dynamics. Dr Craik is an active researcher of long-standing at the University of St Andrews and has wide experience in the field of fluid mechanics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521368292
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm


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'The theme that the author has adopted for his monograph, as reflected in its title, has enabled him to draw together, in a coherent and successful manner, a large amount of material that spans a range of, perhaps not obviously related, fluid-dynamical phenomena.' Contemporary Physics
'I enjoyed reading this book; the discussion of the topics that I am familiar with served as a refreshing, integrated review; the rest of the discussion outlines the important developments and gives enough references to get someone started who is seriously interested in exploring the subject in more detail.' Science

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