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Fluid Mechanics Textbooks

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Can anyone suggest me a Fluid Mechanics textbook? I am currently in High School in my Junior Year. I am looking for a entry-level textbook so I will be able to solve I.E. Irodov's Hydrodynamics section. (My Mathematics is quite strong)
 

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If your math is quite strong, try Landau and Lifshitz vol. VI. For me it's the most clearly written hydro book, I've ever seen.
 
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Transport phenomena by Lightfoot, Bird and Stewart. I think it is the standard textbook employed in almost every grand and undergrad course about fluid mechanics for chemical engineers.
 
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As a secondary, companion textbook, I highly recommend Fluid Dynamics for Physicists by T. E. Faber. It is a wonderful book for supplementary and practical examples, and for helping to build intuition in its subjects. Also, it is pleasant to read, in general.
 
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Crane Tech. Pub. 410, Flow of Fluids Through Valves, Fittings, and Pipe. Not a textbook, but rather a-how-to-solve-it book for piping systems. The first few chapters explain the basics in simple language.

Get a copy from a used bookstore or a retired engineer. The new ones are pricey from Crane, 75 USD. Inexplicably on Amazon, they are two to three times that.
 
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If your math is quite strong, try Landau and Lifshitz vol. VI. For me it's the most clearly written hydro book, I've ever seen.
It's not that strong, I was trying to say that I can handle Calculus but at High School level.
 
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Transport phenomena by Lightfoot, Bird and Stewart. I think it is the standard textbook employed in almost every grand and undergrad course about fluid mechanics for chemical engineers.
Thank You, I will try it.
 
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It's not that strong, I was trying to say that I can handle Calculus but at High School level.
Also transport phenomena is quite heavy. Partial diff. eq, a little bit of tensors, and stuff like that.

Better to start off with something easier: Cengel's book "Fluid Mechanics: fundamentals and applications" was the one I used for my very first course on fluid mechanics as an undergrad in chemE. I think it's better given your background. It is a nice book, pretty useful, but nothing special.
 
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Also transport phenomena is quite heavy. Partial diff. eq, a little bit of tensors, and stuff like that.

Better to start off with something easier: Cengel's book "Fluid Mechanics: fundamentals and applications" was the one I used for my very first course on fluid mechanics as an undergrad in chemE. I think it's better given your background. It is a nice book, pretty useful, but nothing special.
Thank You, I have chosen Cengel.
 

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