Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Worlds of Flow by Olivier Darrigol

The first of its kind, this book is an in-depth history of hydrodynamics from its eighteenth-century foundations to its first major successes in twentieth-century hydraulics and aeronautics. It documents the foundational role of fluid mechanics in developing a new mathematical physics. It gives full and clear accounts of the conceptual breakthroughs of physicists and engineers who tried to meet challenges in the practical worlds of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics, and it shows how hydrodynamics at last began to fulfill its early promise to unify the different worlds of flow. Richly illustrated, technically thorough, and sensitive to cross-cultural effects, this history should attract a broad range of historians, scientists, engineers, and philosophers and be a standard reference for anyone interested in fluid mechanics.

Buy Worlds of Flow by Olivier Darrigol from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199559114
ISBN-10: 0199559112
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 169mm x 18mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Worlds of Flow by Olivier Darrigol

Book Reviews - Worlds of Flow by Olivier Darrigol

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Worlds of Flow book by Olivier Darrigol and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Olivier Darrigol

Olivier Darrigol is Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France. His previous book, Electrodynamics from Ampere to Einstein (OUP 2000), won the Marc-Auguste Pictet prize of the Societe de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve in 2000. In 2004, he was awarded the Grammaticakis-Neumann prize of the French Academy of Sciences.

Books By Olivier Darrigol

Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability by Olivier Darrigol
Hardback, February 2018
Physics and Necessity by Olivier Darrigol
Hardback, May 2014
Worlds of Flow by Olivier Darrigol
Hardback, September 2005