Fluids Book: Find Upper Level Undergrad Resource

In summary, In order to learn more about fluids, a good book to start with may be "Physical Fluid Dynamics" by Tritton.
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Hi,
I'm taking an upper level ungergrad fluids class and am struggling with it, does anyone know a good book or other resource to help get a better understanding of the subject (one with lots of examples and problems preferably). Needs to cover topics like dimensional analysis, Stokes flow, thin fluid flows, boundary layer flow, dispersion of suspensions, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and Saffman-Taylor instabilities.
Thanks
 
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Tritton's "Physical Fluid Dynamics" may be a good place to start. There's a gajillion books on the subject, spend some time in te library looking for one that matches your needs/expertise.
 
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Frank M. White, "Fluid Mechanics", 7th ed, Mcgraw Hill inc, 2008.
ISBN#: 978-0-07-352934-9

Good Book with well explained diagrams and such covers:

statics
Control Volume analysis
ODE Relations for fluid flow
Dimensional analysis
viscous flows in ducts
flow past immersed objects
potential flow and CFD
compressible flow
open channel flow
Turbo machinery

Explains cylindrical coordinate problems well

Sorry for the dry way of writing it out but i thought i would just throw out everything it had.
Using it for my Fluids II course at the moment and since the prof (and the subject in my opinion) is dryer than the Sahara Desert I've learned the course from the text.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, settled on intro. to theoretical and computational fluid dynamics by Pozrikidis and some online notes from the MIT open courseware stuff.

cjsgrailknight... fluids is a bit dry (I like the pun) to start with but it gets more interesting when applied to environmental problems, things like ocean waves, lava flows, mantle and atmosphere, etc so don't write it off yet.
 
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CJSGrailKnigh said:
Frank M. White, "Fluid Mechanics", 7th ed, Mcgraw Hill inc, 2008.
ISBN#: 978-0-07-352934-9

Good Book with well explained diagrams and such covers:

statics
Control Volume analysis
ODE Relations for fluid flow
Dimensional analysis
viscous flows in ducts
flow past immersed objects
potential flow and CFD
compressible flow
open channel flow
Turbo machinery

Explains cylindrical coordinate problems well

Sorry for the dry way of writing it out but i thought i would just throw out everything it had.
Using it for my Fluids II course at the moment and since the prof (and the subject in my opinion) is dryer than the Sahara Desert I've learned the course from the text.

+1 Love this book. I refer to it constantly in my grad classes.
 
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Probably does get better with that application. Unfortunately my area of interest is an enormous vacuum (space lol) so I probably won't get to deal with fluids much after this year.
 
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CJSGrailKnigh said:
Probably does get better with that application. Unfortunately my area of interest is an enormous vacuum (space lol) so I probably won't get to deal with fluids much after this year.

Don't know much about it, but 'interstellar gas dynamics' is something that I have heard of.
 

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