Elementary Fluid Dynamics
D. J. Acheson
"What a refreshing approach ! ....I would strongly recommend it to
engineering colleagues who require a stimulating and easily accessible
text on fluid mechanics."
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
"A first-class introduction to fluid dynamics for students of engineering
International Mathematical News
"The book is aimed at applied mathematicians, physicists and engineers,
but...could cheerfully grace the shelves of any pure mathematician
interested in the real world."
"He includes some cute explanations...that should interest students - for
example, the Weis-Fogh mechanism for lift generation in insect flight...
I really find this a very attractive book..."
"The chapter on waves is particularly useful, having very clear
discussions of dispersion, group velocity, sound waves, surface waves,
internal gravity waves and various finite amplitude effects....This book
can be highly recommended."
"A very valuable aspect of the book is the historical perspective which
the author weaves into it..."
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
"The modern science of fluid mechanics has been built up from many
strands, and the author has succeeded in the difficult task of drawing
"This book differs stongly from others....with the description of many
fascinating phenomena.... This and other features of the book make
it....a good text to get beyond elementary fluid dynamics."
Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
"A very nice and original exposition....This textbook is highly