Mathematical Introduce to Fluid Mechanics

Mathematical Introduce to Fluid Mechanics

This book is based on a one-term course in fluid mechanics originally taught in the Department of Mathematics of the University of California, Berkeley, during the spring of 1978. The goal of the course was not to provide an exhaustive account of fluid mechanics, nor to assess the engineering value of various approximation procedures. The goals were:

to present some of the basic ideas of fluid mechanics in a mathematically attractive manner (which does not mean “fully rigorous”);

to present the physical background and motivation for some constructions that have been used in recent mathematical and numerical work on the Navier–Stokes equations and on hyperbolic systems; and

to interest some of the students in this beautiful and difficult subject.     1.4Mb


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