What is the Best Fluid Mechanics Text for an Introductory Course?

In summary, there are several recommended Fluid Mechanics textbooks for an introductory course, including Fluid Mechanics by Frank M. White, Fundamentals of Fluids by Munson, Young, and Okiishi, Intro to Fluids by Fox, and Fluid Mechanics by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lif****z. The last one is highly recommended as the best option according to Daniel, who found it in their library's search engine. It was translated from Russian and published in 1999.
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Someone recommend a Fluid Mechanics text for an introductory course.

And to understand the position I am in at the moment bad professor, TA and text ( Fluid Mechanics by Frank M. White)

My library has a few old fluids text, and the ones I flipped through were Fundamentals of Fluids by Munson, Young, Okiishi, Intro to Fluids by Fox.
 
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The highly classical Landau & Lifschitz's book (on fluid mechanics) is in my opinion the best.

Daniel.
 
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Found it in my library's seach engine

Fluid mechanics / by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lif****z ; translated from the Russian by J.B. Sykes and W.H. Reid. . 2nd edition 1999

I'll check it tomorrow, thanks
 

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