This textbook presents essential methodology for physicists of the theory and applications of fluid mechanics within a single volume. Building steadily through a syllabus, it will be relevant to almost all undergraduate physics degrees which include an option on hydrodynamics, or a course in which hydrodynamics figures prominently.
About the Author
Geoffrey Pert's first academic appointment was in 1967 at the University of Alberta in the Electrical Engineering Dept as an Assistant Professor. In 1970 he was appointed as a lecturer in Applied Physics at Hull and proceeded up the scale to Professor in 1981. At Hull he taught Dimensional Analysis, Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer at different levels, amongst other material. In 1987 he transferred to York Physics Dept. as a Professor where he has taught Dimensional Analysis and Fluid Dynamics, and currently teach the course in fluid dynamics. His research began in 1962 on shock waves, but, when he joined Hull University, he moved into the field of laser produced plasmas. His work in this field has used fluid dynamics, particularly computational methods and he was elected FRS for this work in 1995.Geoffrey Pert has taught fluid mechanics to undergraduate and postgraduate physicists for approximately 35 years.