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Engineering Fluid Mechanics
(38 customer reviews)
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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #538575 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
Most helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Significant errors and mistakes
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.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Just going with the (supercritical) flow...
By Amazon Customer
I had to buy this book for a course in fluid mechanics last semester, which turned out to be one of my favorite courses. That was due mainly to the fact that I had an amazing professor, but it was largely supported by the ease of use of this book. Reference sheets were quick and easy to use, and proved themselves invaluable when I had to look up numbers or equations in stressful times. The presentation of the material is very clear, and written in a way that is easy to understand so you can focus on the theory and the ideas, not on running to get a dictionary to look up big, complex words and their meanings (...not that an engineer would own a dictionary...or know how to use a non-internet-based one, lol).
WARNGING! CUIDADO! My only real point to pick with this book is that someone did a poor job editing it. The layout of the chapter problems is such that the diagrams for some are on different pages than the accompanying text, or located several problems before or after in the most awkward positions, meaning you really have to pay attention to the figure number to prevent drawing the wrong picture/information (which I have done several times).
And, to make matters worse, some problems actually don't have all the info needed to complete them! Several problems had info cut off, or just not present, in their diagrams.
While those are just temporary, minor annoyances and shouldn't deter anyone from buying this book, just be aware that they are present. That's the only reason this got a 4 instead of a 5.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Slight 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.