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Best book on fluid mechanics

  1. Feb 19, 2016 #1
    which is better fluid mechanics book , frank white or munson from complete beginning to the advanced level.
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  3. Feb 19, 2016 #2


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    They're both pretty widely used. It really comes down to personal taste. Neither will go to "advanced" levels in any depth, though. They will give you a bit of a taste of advanced topics but things like turbulence and compressible flows and stability theory and other such things warrant their own more advanced texts.
  4. Feb 21, 2016 #3
    They are both good. I think I prefer Munson, but I have used both.
  5. Feb 21, 2016 #4

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  6. Feb 23, 2016 #5
    My personal favorite is Transport Phenomena by Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot. This book also has sections on heat transfer and mass transfer.
  7. Feb 24, 2016 #6


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    Landau, Lifshtitz vol. VI is also a very good intro to hydrodynamics.
  8. Feb 24, 2016 #7
    Grangers book I think is the best for an undergraduate. It is an old book but does a phenomenal job explaining things both mathematically and practically. I used this book in my grad fluids class as a secondary reference and in undergrad as a primary reference. I think most advanced general fluids books are crap - you are way better off buying books on specific topics (such as boundary layer flows, turbulence, microfluidics, etc) than something like White, Kundu, or Panton (a disgrace to fluids books).
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