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Fluid mechanics book recommendation for new grad

  1. Aug 25, 2013 #1
    Hey all,

    I'm a Math major (most of my coursework was in PDEs) and just got accepted into Grad school (yay) for Mechanical Engineering. I need to be very familiar with fluid mechanics and have about 5 months to do so. Trouble is, the last fluid mechanics course I took was about 3-4 years ago and my physics is quite rusty.

    I'm looking for suggestions for a book (or books) to take me from the very basics (I really don't remember anything about it) to a level expected of someone who majored in Mechanical Engineering and possibly beyond. I'll be covering some as my coursework, but I prefer to be very thorough and prepared.

    Worked examples generally are the most instructive for me, but I'm looking for any books that users would recommend.

  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 25, 2013 #2
    Grangers book on fluid mechanics is the best introductory level book. It is by Dover so its only ~$20 and it is old school. Buy this book if you want to learn the core material.
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  5. Aug 25, 2013 #4
    Transport Phenomena, by Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot. This book has stood the test of time for over 50 years, and was recently updated to include recent developments.

  6. Oct 24, 2013 #5
    I would suggest that you check the "Basic of Fluid Mechanics" by Bar-Meir at www.potto.org with no contest the book contains the best chapters on several topics such as Static and integral equations/analysis and dimensional analysis. While you are there you should also grep the compressible flow book. These books are free and available in several formats.
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