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Good Engineering/College Physics Books??

Hello, I am trying to find books that are just down right outstanding and help college students understand calculus based physics. These books need to be great for reference and learning. Here is what ive found so far but I would love it if you guys can suggest other books if these are no good:

(BTW: I am in University physics 2 and am looking for calculus level undergrad books)

Our physics book uses some calculus but they arent that good. For example in the electric field and coulomb force formulas r^2 is used and not the vector notation formula. I need a book that utilizes the vector formulas over the basic ones that they assume you might know the other...

Integrated Physics and Calculus, Volume 1 and Vol 2


Introductory Physics with Calculus (as a Second Language ) Mastering Problem-Solving (Not sure if this is any good)

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  • #2
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My Review of "Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics" by Rao

I have been using this book in my undergraduate E&M class now for 5 weeks and I must say, this book is horrible, absolutely horrible. Why we are using it for a Physics E&M class is one question, but why the book cannot seem to get any concept across in a clear and concise manner is a much more important one. As an example, this book takes six pages to derive the differential form of Faraday's Law from the integral form, instead of deriving it in three lines using Stoke's Theorem. The language the book uses is also incomprehensible, I find myself having to reread sections of the text upwards of three times in order to understand its explanations of even the most fundamental concepts.

Also, this is not the ranting of a disgruntled student with a bad grade. I believe I got an A on my first exam, but only because I taught myself the material out of the corresponding sections in the Griffith's book before the exam.

Educators, please think twice before using this book.
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We have this course in our undergraduate course that I have to take, this Logic Circuit Design, and I don't know anything about it. I don't understand my teacher so I need a good book that I can use for self-study.

When recommending a book, just keep in mind that it should include the following topics (or at least the first few):

- Number systems and codes
- Algebraic methods for the analysis and synthesis of logic circuits.
- Simplification of switching functions.
- Combinational logic circuits.
- Flip-flops.
- Counters, registers.
- Arithmetic circuits.
- Analysis and synthesis of synchronous sequential circuits.
  • #4

I would like to ask for opinions about the above two textbooks.

University Physics by Young and Freedman
Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Jewett Serway

I would like to ask for opinions about the above two books. I did a few problems from both books, and it seems that the problems from University are easier and only tests your grasp of the concepts, but Jewett Serway problems are much more challenging and interesting. However, I am not too sure about the content of the books. The University Physics textbook looks thicker. Does that mean that this textbook is more complete when dwelling about the different topics?

Would like to hear opinions from people who used these textbooks before. Thanks :)

P.S. If I want to find a book with a lot of interesting and challenging physics problems, which book(s) do you recommend?
  • #5
Do you guys know of any good Power systems and machinery book for understanding the fundamentals and applications? I found these two books but I can't tell which one is actualy good, I don't know much about the subject.

So far I found these two :


I've got some really good advices in the past from this forum, so all your suggestions are welcome!

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My last attempt at getting some career guidance was not quite successful but i am sure this thread will actually have replies!!!

I am about to start my masters in information technology which mostly deals with software engineering, so i was just wondering if i can get ahead of my studies by taking some help from some books or tutorials(preferably being online and free:biggrin:) that can help me learn this subject quickly so i can find a job easily...,because of the fact that i am complete beginner to this field i am not sure if i should study independently along with what the university is teaching me or just simply skip the independent studies and go with the university so i need some honest advice for that as well.

I am also posting a link to the course outline of the programme so users can see whether the material will be enough or i will have to do some work on my own as well to establish a firm grasp on the subject.


I will be looking forward to a quick reply:smile:
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McGraw-Hill said:
The chief objective of Electric Machinery continues to be to build a strong foundation in the basic principles of electromechanics and electric machinery. Through all of its editions, the emphasis of Electric Machinery has been on both physical insight and analytical techniques. Mastery of the material covered will provide both the basis for understanding many real-world electric-machinery applications as well as the foundation for proceeding on to more advanced courses in electric machinery design and control.

A chapter has been added which introduces the basic concepts of power electronics as applicable to motor drives.

Topics related to machine control, which were scattered in various chapters in the previous edition, have been consolidated in a single chapter on speed and torque control. In addition, the coverage of this topic has been expanded significantly and now includes field-oriented control of both synchronous and induction machines.

Power electronics are a significant component of many contemporary electricmachine applications. This topic is included in Chapter 10 of this edition of Electric Machinery in recognition of the fact thatmany electric-machinery courses nowinclude a discussion of power electronics and drive systems.

The approach taken here is to discuss the basic properties of common power electronic components such as diodes, SCRs, MOSFETs, and IGBTs and to introduce simple models for these components. The chapter then illustrates how these components can be used to achieve two primary functions of power-electronic circuits in drive applications: rectification (conversion of ac to dc) and inversion (conversion of dc to ac).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Magnetic Circuits and Magnetic
Materials 1
1.1 Introduction to Magnetic Circuits
1.2 Flux Linkage, Inductance, and Energy
1.3 Properties of Magnetic Materials
1.4 AC Excitation
1.5 Permanent Magnets
1.6 Application of Permanent Magnet Materials
1.7 Summary
1.8 Problems

Chapter 2
2.1 Introduction to Transformers
2.2 No-Load Conditions
2.3 Effect of Secondary Current; Ideal Transformer
2.4 Transformer Reactances and Equivalent Circuits
2.5 Engineering Aspects of Transformer Analysis
2.6 Autotransformers; Multiwinding Transformers
2.7 Transformers in Three-Phase Circuits
2.8 Voltage and Current Transformers
2.9 The Per-Unit System
2.10 Summary
2.11 Problems 

Chapter 3
Electromechanical- Energy-Conversion Principles
3.1 Forces and Torques in Magnetic Field Systems
3.2 Energy Balance
3.3 Energy in Singly-Excited Magnetic Field Systems
3.4 Determination of Magnetic Force and Torque from Energy
3.5 Determination of Magnetic Force and Torque from Coenergy
3.6 Multiply-Excited Magnetic Field Systems
3.7 Forces and Torques in Systems with Permanent Magnets
3.8 Dynamic Equations
3.9 Analytical Techniques 
3.10 Summary
3.11 Problems

Chapter 4
Introduction to Rotating Machines
4.1 Elementary Concepts
4.2 Introduction to AC and DC Machines
4.3 MMF of Distributed Windings
4.4 Magnetic Fields in Rotating Machinery
4.5 Rotating MMF Waves in AC Machines 
4.6 Generated Voltage
4.7 Torque in Nonsalient-Pole Machines
4.8 Linear Machines
4.9 Magnetic Saturation
4.10 Leakage Fluxes
4.11 Summary
4.12 Problems

Chapter 5
Synchronous Machines
5.1 Introduction to Polyphase Synchronous Machines
5.2 Synchronous-Machine Inductances; Equivalent Circuits
5.3 Open- and Short-Circuit Characteristics 
5.4 Steady-State Power-Angle Characteristics
5.5 Steady-State Operating Characteristics 
5.6 Effects of Salient Poles; Introduction to Direct- and Quadrature-Axis Theory1
5.7 Power-Angle Characteristics of Salient-Pole Machines
5.8 Permanent-Magnet AC Motors
5.9 Summary
5.10 Problems

Chapter 6
Polyphase Induction Machines
6.1 Introduction to Polyphase Induction Machines
6.2 Currents and Fluxes in Polyphase Induction Machines
6.3 Induction-Motor Equivalent Circuit
6.4 Analysis of the Equivalent Circuit
6.5 Torque and Power by Use of Thevenin’s Theorem
6.6 Parameter Determination from No-Load and Blocked-Rotor Tests
6.7 Effects of Rotor Resistance; Wound and Double-Squirrel-Cage Rotors
6.8 Summary
6.9 Problems

Chapter 7
DC Machines
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Commutator Action
7.3 Effect of Armature MMF
7.4 Analytical Fundamentals: Electric-Circuit Aspects
7.5 Analytical Fundamentals: Magnetic-Circuit Aspects
7.6 Analysis of Steady-State Performance
7.7 Permanent-Magnet DC Machines
7.8 Commutation and Interpoles
7.9 Compensating Windings
7.10 Series Universal Motors
7.11 Summary
7.12 Problems

Chapter 8
Variable-Reluctance Machines and Stepping Motors
8.1 Basics of VRM Analysis
8.2 Practical VRM Configurations
8.3 CurrentWaveforms for Torque Production
8.4 Nonlinear Analysis
8.5 Stepping Motors
8.6 Summary
8.7 Problems

Chapter 9
Single- and Two-Phase Motors
9.1 Single-Phase Induction Motors: Qualitative Examination
9.2 Starting and Running Performance of Single-Phase Induction and Synchronous Motors
9.3 Revolving-Field Theory of Single-Phase Induction Motors
9.4 Two-Phase Induction Motors
9.5 Summary
9.6 Problems

Chapter 10
Introduction to Power Electronics 
10.1 Power Switches
10.2 Rectification: Conversion of AC to DC
10.3 Inversion: Conversion of DC to AC
10.4 Summary
10.5 Bibliography
10.6 Problems

Chapter 11
Speed and Torque Control
11.1 Control of DC Motors
11.2 Control of Synchronous Motors
11.3 Control of Induction Motors 
11.4 Control of Variable-Reluctance Motors 
11.5 Summary
11.6 Bibliography
11.7 Problems

Appendix A
Three-Phase Circuits
A.1 Generation of Three-Phase Voltages
A.2 Three-Phase Voltages, Currents, and Power
A.3 Y- and Δ-Connected Circuits
A.4 Analysis of Balanced Three-Phase Circuits;Single-Line Diagrams
A.5 Other Polyphase Systems

Appendix B
Voltages, Magnetic Fields, and Inductances of Distributed AC Windings
B.1 Generated Voltages
B.2 Armature MMF Waves
B.3 Air-Gap Inductances of Distributed Windings

Appendix C
The dq0 Transformation
C.1 Transformation to Direct- and Quadrature-Axis Variables
C.2 Basic Synchronous-Machine Relations in dq0 Variables
C.3 Basic Induction-Machine Relations in dq0 Variables

Appendix D
Engineering Aspects of Practical Electric Machine Performance and Operation
D.1 Losses
D.2 Rating and Heating
D.3 Cooling Means for Electric Machines
D.4 Excitation
D.5 Energy Efficiency of Electric Machinery

Appendix E
Table of Constants and Conversion
Factors for SI Units
I used the third edition authored by Fitzgerald, Kingsley and Alexander Kusko, 1971. It is a good introdution. The addition of power electronics is an improvement.
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From the publisher: Electric Circuits 9/e is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved over the years to meet the changing learning styles of students, importantly, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged. The goals are:

- To build an understanding of concepts and ideas explicitly in terms of previous learning
- To emphasize the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem solving approaches
- To provide students with a strong foundation of engineering practices.

Designed for use in a one or two-semester Introductory Circuit Analysis or Circuit Theory Course taught in Electrical or Computer Engineering Departments.

I used the second edition from 1986 as a reference. It is a good general reference for upper level. The book published by Addison-Wesley in its Series in Electrical Engineering.

Table of Contents - http://www.pearsonhighered.com/product?ISBN=0136114997

Chapter 1 Circuit Variables  2
Practical Perspective: Balancing Power
1.1 Electrical Engineering: An Overview
1.2 The International System of Units
1.3 Circuit Analysis: An Overview
1.4 Voltage and Current
1.5 The Ideal Basic Circuit Element
1.6 Power and Energy

Practical Perspective: Balancing Power

Chapter 2 Circuit Elements 24
Practical Perspective: Electrical Safety
2.1 Voltage and Current Sources
2.2 Electrical Resistance (Ohm’s Law)
2.3 Construction of a Circuit Model
2.4 Kirchhoff’s Laws
2.5 Analysis of a Circuit Containing Dependent Sources

Practical Perspective: Electrical Safety

Chapter 3 Simple Resistive Circuits 56
Practical Perspective: A Rear Window Defroster
3.1 Resistors in Series
3.2 Resistors in Parallel
3.3 The Voltage-Divider and Current-Divider Circuits
3.4 Voltage Division and Current Division
3.5 Measuring Voltage and Current
3.6 Measuring Resistance—The Wheatstone Bridge
3.7 Delta-to-Wye (Pi-to-Tee) Equivalent Circuits

Practical Perspective: A Rear Window Defroster

Chapter 4 Techniques of Circuit Analysis 88
Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors
4.1 Terminology
4.2 Introduction to the Node-Voltage Method
4.3 The Node-Voltage Method and Dependent Sources
4.4 The Node-Voltage Method: Some Special Cases
4.5 Introduction to the Mesh-Current Method
4.6 The Mesh-Current Method and Dependent Sources
4.7 The Mesh-Current Method: Some Special Cases
4.8 The Node-Voltage Method Versus the Mesh-Current Method
4.9 Source Transformations
4.10 Thévenin and Norton Equivalents
4.11 More on Deriving a Thévenin Equivalent
4.12 Maximum Power Transfer
4.13 Superposition

Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors

Chapter 5 The Operational Amplifier 144
Practical Perspective: Strain Gages
5.1 Operational Amplifier Terminals
5.2 Terminal Voltages and Currents 
5.3 The Inverting-Amplifier Circuit
5.4 The Summing-Amplifier Circuit
5.5 The Noninverting-Amplifier Circuit
5.6 The Difference-Amplifier Circuit
5.7 A More Realistic Model for the Operational Amplifier

Practical Perspective: Strain Gages

Chapter 6 Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance 174
Practical Perspective: Proximity Switches
6.1 The Inductor
6.2 The Capacitor
6.3 Series-Parallel Combinations of Inductance and Capacitance
6.4 Mutual Inductance
6.5 A Closer Look at Mutual Inductance

Practical Perspective: Proximity Switches

Chapter 7 Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits 212
Practical Perspective: A Flashing Light Circuit
7.1 The Natural Response of an RL Circuit 
7.2 The Natural Response of an RC Circuit
7.3 The Step Response of RL and RC Circuits
7.4 A General Solution for Step and Natural Responses
7.5 Sequential Switching
7.6 Unbounded Response 
7.7 The Integrating Amplifier

Practical Perspective: A Flashing Light Circuit

Chapter 8 Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits 264
Practical Perspective: An Ignition Circuit
8.1 Introduction to the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
8.2 The Forms of the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
8.3 The Step Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
8.4 The Natural and Step Response of a Series RLC Circuit
8.5 A Circuit with Two Integrating Amplifiers

Practical Perspective: An Ignition Circuit

Chapter 9 Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis 306
Practical Perspective: A Household Distribution Circuit
9.1 The Sinusoidal Source
9.2 The Sinusoidal Response
9.3 The Phasor
9.4 The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain
9.5 Kirchhoff’s Laws in the Frequency Domain
9.6 Series, Parallel, and Delta-to-Wye Simplifications
9.7 Source Transformations and Thévenin-Norton Equivalent Circuits
9.8 The Node-Voltage Method
9.9 The Mesh-Current Method
9.10 The Transformer 334
9.11 The Ideal Transformer
9.12 Phasor Diagrams

Practical Perspective: A Household Distribution Circuit

Chapter 10 Sinusoidal Steady-State Power Calculations 360
Practical Perspective: Heating Appliances
10.1 Instantaneous Power
10.2 Average and Reactive Power
10.3 The rms Value and Power Calculations 
10.4 Complex Power 
10.5 Power Calculations
10.6 Maximum Power Transfer

Practical Perspective: Heating Appliances

Chapter 11 Balanced Three-Phase Circuits 398
Practical Perspective: Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power
11.1 Balanced Three-Phase Voltages 
11.2 Three-Phase Voltage Sources
11.3 Analysis of the Wye-Wye Circuit
11.4 Analysis of the Wye-Delta Circuit
11.5 Power Calculations in Balanced Three-Phase Circuits
11.6 Measuring Average Power in Three-Phase Circuit

Practical Perspective: Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power

Chapter 12 Introduction to the Laplace Transform 428
Practical Perspective: Transient Effects
12.1 Definition of the Laplace Transform
12.2 The Step Function
12.3 The Impulse Function
12.4 Functional Transforms 
12.5 Operational Transforms
12.6 Applying the Laplace Transfor
12.7 Inverse Transforms
12.8 Poles and Zeros of F(s)
12.9 Initial- and Final-Value Theorems

Practical Perspective: Transient Effects

Chapter 13 The Laplace Transform in Circuit Analysis 466
Practical Perspective: Surge Suppressors
13.1 Circuit Elements in the s Domain
13.2 Circuit Analysis in the s Domain 
13.3 Applications
13.4 The Transfer Function
13.5 The Transfer Function in Partial Fraction Expansions
13.6 The Transfer Function and the Convolution Integral
13.7 The Transfer Function and the Steady-State Sinusoidal Response
13.8 The Impulse Function in Circuit Analysis

Practical Perspective: Surge Suppressors

Chapter 14 Introduction to Frequency Selective Circuits  522
Practical Perspective: Pushbutton Telephone Circuits
14.1 Some Preliminaries
14.2 Low-Pass Filters 
14.3 High-Pass Filters
14.4 Bandpass Filters 
14.5 Bandreject Filters

Practical Perspective: Pushbutton Telephone Circuits

Chapter 15 Active Filter Circuits 558
Practical Perspective: Bass Volume Control
15.1 First-Order Low-Pass and High-Pass Filters
15.2 Scaling
15.3 Op Amp Bandpass and Bandreject Filters
15.4 Higher Order Op Amp Filters
15.5 Narrowband Bandpass and Bandreject Filters

Practical Perspective: Bass Volume Control

Chapter 16 Fourier Series  604
Practical Perspective: Active High-Q Filters
16.1 Fourier Series Analysis: An Overview
16.2 The Fourier Coefficients
16.3 The Effect of Symmetry on the Fourier Coefficients
16.4 An Alternative Trigonometric Form of the Fourier Series
16.5 An Application
16.6 Average-Power Calculations with Periodic Functions
16.7 The rms Value of a Periodic Function
16.8 The Exponential Form of the Fourier Series
16.9 Amplitude and Phase Spectra

Practical Perspective: Active High-Q Filters

Chapter 17 The Fourier Transform  644
Practical Perspective: Filtering Digital Signals
17.1 The Derivation of the Fourier Transform 
17.2 The Convergence of the Fourier Integral 
17.3 Using Laplace Transforms to Find Fourier Transforms
17.4 Fourier Transforms in the Limit
17.5 Some Mathematical Properties
17.6 Operational Transforms
17.7 Circuit Applications
17.8 Parseval’s Theorems

Practical Perspective: Filtering Digital Signals

Chapter 18 Two-Port Circuits 678
Practical Perspective: Characterizing an Unknown Circuit
18.1 The Terminal Equations
18.2 The Two-Port Parameters 
18.3 Analysis of the Terminated Two-Port Circuit
18.4 Interconnected Two-Port Circuits

Practical Perspective: Characterizing an Unknown Circuit

Appendix A The Solution of Linear Simultaneous Equations 705
A.1 Preliminary Steps
A.2 Cramer’s Method 
A.3 The Characteristic Determinant
A.4 The Numerator Determinant
A.5 The Evaluation of a Determinant
A.6 Matrices
A.7 Matrix Algebra
A.8 Identity, Adjoint, and Inverse Matrices
A.9 Partitioned Matrices
A.10 Applications

Appendix B Complex Numbers 725
B.1 Notation
B.2 The Graphical Representation of a Complex Number
B.3 Arithmetic Operations
B.4 Useful Identities
B.5 The Integer Power of a Complex Number
B.6 The Roots of a Complex Number

Appendix C More on Magnetically Coupled Coils and Ideal Transformers 731
C.1 Equivalent Circuits for Magnetically Coupled Coils
C.2 The Need for Ideal Transformers in the Equivalent Circuits

Appendix D The Decibel 739

Appendix E Bode Diagrams  741
E.1 Real, First-Order Poles and Zeros
E.2 Straight-Line Amplitude Plots
E.3 More Accurate Amplitude Plots
E.4 Straight-Line Phase Angle Plots
E.5 Bode Diagrams: Complex Poles and Zeros
E.6 Amplitude Plots
E.7 Correcting Straight-Line Amplitude Plots
E.8 Phase Angle Plots

Appendix F An Abbreviated Table of Trigonometric Identities

Appendix G An Abbreviated Table of Integrals

Appendix H Common Standard Component Values

Answers to Selected Problems

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  • Author: Richard Hertzberg, Richard P. Vinci and Jason L. Hertzberg
  • Title: Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials
  • Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0470527803/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20
  • Prerequisities: Calculus, Introductory Physics, Introductory Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanics
  • Level: Undergraduate, Upper Level; Graduate, Introductory

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Elastic Response of Solids
Chapter 2. Yielding and Plastic Flow
Chapter 3. Controlling Strength
Chapter 4. Time-Dependent Deformation
Chapter 5. Fracture: An Overview
Chapter 6. Elements of Fracture Mechanics
Chapter 7. Fracture Toughness
Chapter 8. Environment-Assisted Cracking
Chapter 9. Cyclic Stress and Strain Fatigue
Chapter 10. Fatigue Crack Propagation
Chapter 11. Analyses of Engineering Failures
Chapter 12. Consequences of Product Failure

Publisher's site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP002042.html

From the publisher:
Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials provides a combined fracture mechanics-materials approach to the fracture of engineering solids with comprehensive treatment and detailed explanations and references, making it the perfect resource for senior and graduate engineering students, and practicing engineers alike.

The 5th edition includes new end-of-chapter homework problems, examples, illustrations, and a new chapter on products liability and recall addressing the associated social consequences of product failure. The new edition continues to discuss actual failure case histories, and includes new discussion of the fracture behavior and fractography of ceramics, glasses, and composite materials, and a section on natural materials including bone and sea shells.

New co-authors Richard P. Vinci and Jason L. Hertzberg add their talent and expertise to broaden the book's perspective, while maintaining a balance between the continuum mechanics understanding of the failure of solids and the roles of the material's nano- and microstructure as they influence the mechanical properties of materials.
It is a widely used book. I used the 1983 edition as a reference.

I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting Dr. Herzberg about 20 years ago at a lecture given locally. The lecture was hosted by ASM International, and Dr. Herzberg was still teaching at Lehigh University. He is one of the leaders in the field. Hertzberg is Professor Emeritus at Lehigh. http://www.lehigh.edu/~inmatsci/faculty/hertzberg/hertzberg.htm

Dr. Vinci is also at Lehigh

Dr. Jason Herzberg is at Exponent
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  • Authors: Robert J. Houghtalen, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    A. Osman Akan, Old Dominion University
    Ned H. C. Hwang, National Health Research Institutes
  • Title: Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems, 4/E
  • Amazon Link: [URL]https://www.amazon.com/dp/0136016383/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20[/URL]
  • Prerequisities: Calculus, Introductory Physics/Engineering, Mechanics
  • Level: Undergraduate, Intermediate


Table of Contents


1.1 The Earth’s Atmosphere and Atmospheric Pressure 
1.2 The Three Phases of Water 
1.3 Mass (Density) and Weight (Specific Weight) 
1.4 Viscosity of Water 
1.5 Surface Tension and Capillarity 
1.6 Elasticity of Water 
1.7 Forces in a Fluid Field 


2.1 The Free Surface of Water 
2.2 Absolute and Gage Pressures 
2.3 Surfaces of Equal Pressure 
2.4 Manometers 
2.5 Hydrostatic Forces on Flat Surfaces 
2.6 Hydrostatic Forces on Curved Surfaces 
2.7 Buoyancy 
2.8 Flotation Stability 


3.1 Description of Pipe Flow 
3.2 The Reynolds Number 
3.3 Forces in Pipe Flow 
3.4 Energy in Pipe Flow 
3.5 Loss of Head Due to Friction 
3.6 Empirical Equations for Friction Head Loss 
3.7 Friction Head Loss-Discharge Relationships 
3.8 Loss of Head in Pipe Contractions 
3.9 Loss of Head in Pipe Expansions 
3.10 Loss of Head in Pipe Bends 
3.11 Loss of Head in Pipe Valves 
3.12 Method of Equivalent Pipes 
3.12.1  Pipes in Series 
3.12.2  Pipes in Parallel 


4.1 Pipelines Connecting Two Reservoirs 
4.2 Negative Pressure Scenarios (Pipelines and Pumps) 
4.3 Branching Pipe Systems 
4.4 Pipe Networks 
4.4.1  The Hardy Cross Method 
4.4.2  The Newton Method 
4.5 Water Hammer Phenomenon in Pipelines 
4.6 Surge Tanks 


5.1 Centrifugal (Radial Flow) Pumps 
5.2 Propeller (Axial Flow) Pumps 
5.3 Jet (Mixed Flow) Pumps 
5.4 Centrifugal Pump Characteristic Curves 
5.5 Single Pump and Pipeline Analysis 
5.6 Pumps in Parallel or in Series 
5.7 Pumps and Branching Pipes 
5.8 Pumps and Pipe Networks 
5.9 Cavitation in Water Pumps 
5.10 Specific Speed and Pump Similarity 
5.11 Selection of a Pump 


6.1 Open Channel Flow Classifications 
6.2 Uniform Flow in Open Channels 
6.3 Hydraulic Efficiency of Open Channel Sections 
6.4 Energy Principles in Open Channel Flow 
6.5 Hydraulic Jumps 
6.6 Gradually Varied Flow 
6.7 Classifications of Gradually Varied Flow 
6.8 Computation of Water Surface Profiles 
6.9 Hydraulic Design of Open Channels 


7.1 Movement of Ground Water 
7.2 Steady Radial Flow to a Well 
7.2.1  Steady Radial Flow in Confined Aquifers 
7.2.2  Steady Radial Flow in Unconfined Aquifers 
7.3 Unsteady Radial Flow to a Well 
7.3.1  Unsteady Radial Flow in Confined Aquifers 
7.3.2  Unsteady Radial Flow in Unconfined Aquifers 
7.4 Field Determination of Aquifer Characteristics 
7.4.1  Equilibrium Test in Confined Aquifers 
7.4.2  Equilibrium Test in Unconfined Aquifers 
7.4.3  Nonequilibrium Test 
7.5 Aquifer Boundaries 
7.6 Surface Investigations of Ground Water 
7.6.1  The Electrical Resistivity Method 
7.6.2  Seismic Wave Propagation Methods 
7.7 Sea Water Intrusion in Coastal Areas 
7.8 Seepage Through Dam Foundations 
7.9 Seepage Through Earth Dams 


8.1 Functions of Hydraulic Structures 
8.2 Dams-Functions and Classifications 
8.3 Stability of Gravity and Arch Dams 
8.3.1  Gravity Dams 
8.3.2  Arch Dams 
8.4 Small Earth Dams 
8.5 Weirs 
8.6 Overflow Spillways 
8.7 Side-Channel Spillways 
8.8 Siphon Spillways 
8.9 Culverts 
8.10 Stilling Basins 


9.1 Pressure Measurements 
9.2 Velocity Measurements 
9.3 Discharge Measurements in Pipes 
9.4 Discharge Measurements in Open Channels 
9.4.1  Sharp-Crested Weirs 
9.4.2  Broad-Crested Weirs 
9.4.3  Venturi Flumes 


10.1 Dimensional Homogeneity 
10.2 Principles of Hydraulic Similitude 
10.3 Phenomena Governed by Viscous Forces — Reynolds NumberLaw 
10.4 Phenomena Governed by Gravity Forces — Froude NumberLaw 
10.5 Phenomena Governed by Surface Tension — Weber NumberLaw 
10.6 Phenomena Governed by Both Gravity and Viscous Forces 
10.7 Models for Floating and Submerged Bodies 
10.8 Open Channel Models 
10.9 The Pi-Theorem 


11.1 The Hydrologic Cycle 
11.2 Precipitation 
11.3 Design Storm 
11.4 Surface Runoff and Stream Flow 
11.5 Rainfall-Runoff Relationships — The Unit Hydrograph 
11.6 Rainfall-Runoff Relationships — SCS Procedures 
11.6.1  Losses from Rainfall and Rainfall Excess 
11.6.2  Time of Concentration 
11.6.3  SCS Synthetic Hydrograph 
11.6.4  Summary of SCS Procedure 
11.7 Storage Routing 
11.8 Hydraulic Design — The Rational Method 
11.8.1  Design of Stormwater Collection Systems 
11.8.2  Design of Stormwater Pipes 


12.1 Concepts of Probability 
12.2 Statistical Parameters 
12.3 Probability Distributions 
12.3.1  Normal Distribution 
12.3.2  Log-Normal Distribution 
12.3.3  Gumbel Distribution 
12.3.4  Log-Pearson Type III Distribution 
12.4 Return Period and Hydrologic Risk
12.5 Frequency Analysis 
12.5.1  Frequency Factors 
12.5.2  Testing Goodness of Fit 
12.5.3  Confidence Limits 
12.6 Frequency Analysis Using Probability Graphs 
12.6.1  Probability Graphs 
12.6.2  Plotting Positions
12.6.3  Data Plotting and Theoretical Distributions 
12.6.4  Estimating Future Magnitudes 
12.7 Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Relationships 
12.8 Applicability of Statistical Methods 


From the publisher:
Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems, Fourth Edition is a very useful reference for practicing engineers who want to review basic principles and their applications in hydraulic engineering systems. This fundamental treatment of engineering hydraulics balances theory with practical design solutions to common engineering problems. The author examines the most common topics in hydraulics, including hydrostatics, pipe flow, pipelines, pipe networks, pumps, open channel flow, hydraulic structures, water measurement devices, and hydraulic similitude and model studies. Chapters dedicated to groundwater, deterministic hydrology, and statistical hydrology make this text ideal for courses designed to cover hydraulics and hydrology in one semester.
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Fluid Mechanics for Engineers: A Graduate Textbook by Meinhard T. Schobeiri

Table of Contents:

1. Vector and Tensor Analysis, Applications to Fluid Mechanics.
2. Kinematics of Fluid Motion.
3. Differential Balances in Fluid Mechanics.
4. Integral Balances in Fluid Mechanics.
5. Inviscid Flows.
6. Viscous Laminar Flow.
7. Laminar-Turbulent Transition.
8. Turbulent Flow, Modeling.
9. Free Turbulent Flow.
10. Boundary Layer Theory.
11. Compressible Flow.

A. Tensor Operations in Orthogonal Curvilinear.
B. Physical Properties of Dry Air.

From the publisher:
The contents of this book covers the material required in the Fluid Mechanics Graduate Core Course (MEEN-621) and in Advanced Fluid Mechanics, a Ph.D-level elective course (MEEN-622), both of which I have been teaching at Texas A&M University for the past two decades. While there are numerous undergraduate fluid mechanics texts on the market for engineering students and instructors to choose from, there are only limited texts that comprehensively address the particular needs of graduate engineering fluid mechanics courses. To complement the lecture materials, the instructors more often recommend several texts, each of which treats special topics of fluid mechanics. This circumstance and the need to have a textbook that covers the materials needed in the above courses gave the impetus to provide the graduate engineering community with a coherent textbook that comprehensively addresses their needs for an advanced fluid mechanics text. Although this text book is primarily aimed at mechanical engineering students, it is equally suitable for aerospace engineering, civil engineering, other engineering disciplines, and especially those practicing professionals who perform CFD-simulation on a routine basis and would like to know more about the underlying physics of the commercial codes they use. Furthermore, it is suitable for self study, provided that the reader has a sufficient knowledge of calculus and differential equations.
Publisher's webpage - http://www.springer.com/materials/mechanics/book/978-3-642-11593-6

Insight from the author, in the Preface:
Although this text book
is primarily aimed at mechanical engineering students, it is equally suitable for
aerospace engineering, civil engineering, other engineering disciplines, and especially
those practicing professionals who perform CFD-simulation on a routine basis and
would like to know more about the underlying physics of the commercial codes they
use. Furthermore, it is suitable for self study, provided that the reader has a sufficient
knowledge of calculus and differential equations.

In the past, because of the lack of advanced computational capability, the subject
of fluid mechanics was artificially subdivided into inviscid, viscous (laminar,
turbulent), incompressible, compressible, subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows.
With today’s state of computation, there is no need for this subdivision. The motion
of a fluid is accurately described by the Navier-Stokes equations. These equations
require modeling of the relationship between the stress and deformation tensor for
linear and nonlinear fluids only. Efforts by many researchers around the globe are
aimed at directly solving the Navier-Stokes equations (DNS) without introducing the
Reynolds stress tensor, which is the result of an artificial decomposition of the
velocity field into a mean and fluctuating part. The use of DNS for engineering
applications seems to be out of reach because the computation time and resources
required to perform a DNS-calculation are excessive at this time. Considering this
constraining circumstance, engineers have to resort to Navier-Stokes solvers that are
based on Reynolds decomposition. It requires modeling of the transition process and
the Reynolds stress tensor to which three chapters of this book are dedicated.
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