9R46. Physical Hydrodynamics. - E Guyon (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France), J-P Hulin (CNRS Laboratoire Fluides, Automatique et Systemes Thermiques, Univ Paris Sud, Orsay, France), L Petit (Univ de Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France), CD Mitescu (Pomona Col, Claremont CA). Oxford UP, Oxford, UK. 2001. 505 pp. Softcover (Hardcover ISBN: 0-19-851746-7, $100.00). ISBN 0-19-851745-9. $50.00.
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Books and monographs on fluid mechanics that explore new topics and enliven old ones with fresh insights continue to be written. This reality is a natural consequence of the important scientific and engineering opportunities and discoveries that continue to appear within this well-entrenched discipline. For a variety of reasons, these newcomers sometimes have a difficult time breaking into the established patterns for the formal use of such material.
According to its preface, Physical Hydrodynamics...