Foundations of Fluid Dynamics

  • Giovanni Gallavotti

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 491-514

About this book


This monograph on fluid mechanics is not only a superb and unique textbook but also an impressive piece of research. The author writes from the vantage point of a mathematical physicist: Having in mind the important applications and approximation techniques used in physics and engineering, he carefully analyses the power of the theory. He examines, among others, the theories of Leray, Ruelle and Takens, and discusses Lorenz's ideas of attractors. This is the only textbook that fully covers turbulence, all the way from the works of Kolmogorov to modern dynamics.

This 2nd corrected printing has been thoroughly revised with many changes to improve readability.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Gallavotti
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica, I.N.F.N.Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07468-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04670-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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