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Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics that studies the mechanics of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them.

- Real fluids and ideal fluids, velocity of a fluid at a point, streamlines and pathlines, steady and unsteady flows, velocity potential, vorticity vector, local and particle rates of change, equation of continuity. Acceleration of a fluid, conditions at a rigid boundary, general analysis of fluid motion.
- Euler’s equations of motion, Bernoulli’s equation steady motion under conservative body forces, some potential theorems, impulsive motion.
- Sources, sinks and doublets, images in rigid infinite plane and solid spheres, axi-symmetric flows, Stokes’s stream function.
- Stream function, complex potential for two-dimensional, irrotational, incompressible flow, complex velocity potential for uniform stream. Line sources and line sinks, line doublets and line vortices, image systems, Miline-Thomson circle theroem, Blasius’ theorem, the use of conformal transformation and the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation in solving problems, vortex rows.
- Kelvin’ s minimum energy theorem, Uniqueness theorem, fluid streaming past a circular cylinder, irrotational motion produced by a vortex filament.
- The Helmholtz vorticity equation, Karman’s vortex-street.

- An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics byCall Number: 532.05 BATISBN: 9780521663960Publication Date: 2007

- by Brewster, Hilary D.

Date Published: 2009

Pages: 312