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Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Fluid Mechanics

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

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Book Description

Written by dedicated educators who are also real-life engineers with a passion for the discipline, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 10th Edition, carefully guides students from fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to real-world engineering applications. The Tenth Edition and its accompanying resources deliver a powerful learning solution that helps students develop a strong conceptual understanding of fluid flow phenomena through clear physical descriptions, relevant and engaging photographs, illustrations, and a variety of fully worked example problems. Packed with more than 1,100 problems— including open-ended design problems and computer-oriented problems—this text offers ample opportunities for students to apply fluid mechanics principles as they build knowledge in a logical way and enjoy the journey of discovery.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #404916 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-08-21
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.98" h x 1.08" w x 8.31" l, 2.95 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 688 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.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
4Just 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.
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.

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