Turbulence is widely recognized as one of the outstanding problems of the physical sciences, but it still remains only partially understood despite having attracted the sustained efforts of many leading scientists for well over a century. In A Voyage Through Turbulence we are transported through a crucial period of the history of the subject via biographies of twelve of its great personalities, starting with Osborne Reynolds and his pioneering work of the 1880s. This book will provide absorbing reading for every scientist, mathematician and engineer interested in the history and culture of turbulence, as background to the intense challenges that this universal phenomenon still presents.
Author: Peter A. Davidson Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 09/08/2011 Pages: 450 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.35lbs Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 1.00d ISBN: 9780521149310
About the Author Davidson, Peter A.: - Peter A. Davidson is Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.Kaneda, Yukio: - Yukio Kaneda is Professor in the Department of Computational Science and Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Nagoya, Japan.Moffatt, Keith: - Keith Moffatt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.