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Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Fluid Mechanics
By Clayton T. Crowe, Donald F. Elger, John A. Roberson, Barbara C. Williams

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Book Description

Connecting the math and theory of fluid mechanics to practical applications can be a difficult process. Engineering Fluid Mechanics builds on the success of previous editions to help engineers learn how to apply concepts by keeping them engaged and active throughout the book. Simple and effective examples show how key equations are utilized in practice, and step-by-step descriptions provide details into the processes that engineers follow. Each chapter also outlines the three most important things they will be able to accomplish once the concepts are learned. With its physical/visual approach, engineers will quickly gain an intuitive understanding of the principles.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #135905 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-09-30
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.02" h x .95" w x 8.29" l, 2.54 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 592 pages

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
2Significant errors and mistakes
By Tom
I took fluid mechanics as a junior with this textbook. First off, there are a surprisingly large number of errors in the book, including writing mistakes and errors in the example problems. The layout and color scheme of the text are dull and unimaginative. Despite these issues, the text overall was solid and the most important topics were well-covered. Still, considering the number of mistakes for such a late edition, I would avoid this text.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Slight Problems with the E-book
By D. Buxman
I purchased the e-book copy of this text book for my Fluid Mechanics class this semester. The chapters are all in the same order and format as in the physical book and each page is the exact same, to my knowledge. So far I have learned quite a bit of Fluid Mechanics, but I still have much of the book to go since I am only 3 weeks into the semester. I've found the chapters to be fairly easy to read and understand and have not found any problems with the practice problems that I have completed. My only complaint about the e-book copy is that some of the tables and figures that are normally in the front of the physical book have been moved to the back of the e-book and are a little difficult to find. This wouldn't be as big of a problem if the problems did not require these tables and figures as often as they do. All in all the e-book beats buying the textbook at the school store for $200.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book for a Fluid Mechanics introductory engineering class!
By P. Perselis
I am writing this as an engineering student at Brown University, RI, USA. I think it is helpful -and less biased- when students write reviews of the books they are using.

This is a well-written book that covers all the appropriate material to be taught in an introductory Fluid Mechanics course in an engineering curriculum. In my opinion, the format of every chapter is clear and gradually guides the reader to grasp the essence of the concepts included. It includes plenty of figures to illustrate several phenomena or to help derive equations. Some figures are confusing though and need to include more discussion.
The Appendices of the book are clearly labeled and easy to use; this is true for figures, graphs and tables. I believe that this is very important since I used books in the past which included very unorganized tables and I couldn't figure out what I was looking for!
There are many problems at the end of every chapter ranging from basic to more complex ones. Problems are grouped according the way the chapter is divided into concepts. Perhaps the book lacks general conceptual problems and/or real-life application problems, but our Professor provided this material.

Overall, I would recommend this textbook to other students who are interested to get a smooth and paced introduction to Fluid Mechanics and to teachers who want to supplement their lecture with a reliable study-guide.

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